Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ethiopian grain has potential for Nebraska
(AP) -- A cereal grain native to Ethiopia could someday be grown in Nebraska and sold back to the African nation.
But experts must first answer questions about growing and marketing the grain, which is called teff.
Dr. Tareke Berhe is an Ethiopian who earned his doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He says Ethiopia can't grow enough teff to feed its own citizens.
Several years ago the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff conducted field trials.
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Berhe says yields are low, but he also says that could be corrected through plant breeding and planting at a lower density.
Teff has no gluten, so it could be used in products for people whose bodies can't tolerate gluten. (Read more)


African Union Eyes $67 Billion Compensation, 40% Emission Cut In Climate Change Summit
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AHN) - Members of the African Union kicked off their meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday with the aim of setting a common position in the United Nations climate change summit in Denmark in December.
Delegates from 10 African countries will try to agree to demand a 40 percent cut in emissions by rich countries in 2020 plus a $67 billion compensation for the damage caused by drought and rising sea level on their continent.
The AU member countries will also set a common responsibility of not copying the development patterns in industrialized countries to contribute to lower carbon emission, Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, said.
The summit in Copenhagen will set a new climate change convention to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

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