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Resilient Efforts to Preserve Ethiopia's Forest Resources

Climate variability in Ethiopia is not new - its agro-ecological zones have brought a dazzling variety of climates. Corresponding weather patterns, people have developed ways to respond successfully to these challenges. Once in ten years, Ethiopians are suffering due to the effect of climate change - both more variable climates and more extreme weather events.

People around the world usually speak about how to struggle against such new climate patterns, and establish what resources they need to be able to move beyond reacting and coping to adapt to the new realities.

Policy makers also face intimidating challenges of how to refine policies, especially in agricultural investments, and providing prime attention on reducing poverty and vulnerability due to the new realities of climate change.

Indeed, climate change is considered as the final result of the increasing number of population and the frequent occurrence of the various socio- economic problems. For instance, in both urban and rural areas, the need to housing is increasing from time to time. Hence, people are urged to degrade forests for the construction oftheir shelters and for other farming purposes.

Thomas Maluck

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