AfDB approves $133 million to combat drought in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan

Capital Eritrea News
November 26,2014

(Abidjan) – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $133-million program that will help countries in the Horn of Africa region to break free from cycles of drought and famine, the AfDB said on Wednesday.

This is the second AfDB Group Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program in the region which will help Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan to increase the income of agro-pastoralists through improved livestock production and related services (animal production and health, rangeland management, marketing, etc.) and the development of irrigation schemes.

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