Kufuor in Ethiopia
Standing beside a “map” of the valley, local farmers explain to John Kufuor the types of trees they have planted which bring nitrogen to the soil and help with water retention.
Standing as one, the community’s efforts have increased their food security. “They have shown how they can reduce their own vulnerability to hunger,” said John Kufuor.
Former President Kufuor in Addis Ababa, describing the hardship and hunger facing more than six million Ethiopians – suffering from poor rainfall, high food and fuel prices and the global economic crisis.
Viewing a green valley in Oromiya region, which farmers have saved from turning into desert by planting trees and digging terraces. WFP supports the government-initiated project which also helps combat climate change.