31 Oct '11, 8pm

Dot Earth Blog: 7 Billion and Beyond

Dot Earth Blog: 7 Billion and Beyond

She is from the Girar Deber Kebele in northern Ethiopia. She is 39 years old, got married at 13, and has been participating in this integrated population, health and environment program in Ethiopia, which is part of the National Consortium in Ethiopia, which Population Action International is supporting. The project is being implemented by LEM, the Environment and Development Society of Ethiopia in the Girar Geber Kebele. A Kebele is the smallest unit of local government in Ethiopia. It is equivalent to a neighborhood association. This Kebele is in the woreda of Girar Jarso in the northern part of Ethiopia. A woreda is the equivalent to a district and is made up of a number of Kebeles. Girar Jarso is very densely populated and severely eroded, with up to 3,000 people per square kilometer. Along with agricultural training to produce “model farmers” in each community, LEM al...

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