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Tewolde Berhan

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Africa Group

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Employment History

Director of the Environmental Protection Authority

Gambia


Right Livelihood Award Foundation


Tigrai Net


Chief

Environment Agency


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GM remains contentious issue, despite support from Beddington

Tewolde Berhan, spokesperson for the Africa Group and director of Ethiopia's Environmental Protection Authority has described the current arguments in favour of adopting GM technology as "a very cheap ploy".
In 2009 Berhan said "GM technology is not good for us.


Africa

Tewolde Berhan, 2009, famous as spokesperson for the Africa Group in the negotiations surrounding the Cartagena Protocol on trade in GM, and also director of the Environmental Protection Authority in Ethiopia.2
Tewolde Berhan, famous as spokesperson for the Africa Group in the negotiations surrounding the Cartagena Protocol on trade in GM, is also director of the Environmental Protection Authority. After decades in which the government had been promoting chemical-dependent agriculture it became clear that not only was this model failing, but it was widely rejected by farmers: the stock-piled fertilisers and pesticides remained unused. In this climate Berhan launched a project to introduce compost and green manure to small farmers, with such success that the government was persuaded in 2002 to adopt policies that promoted environmental rehabilitation and organic farming.29 "When well managed, and as fertility builds over years, organic agriculture isn't inferior in yield. Berhan asserted in 2005, "Now, farmers don't want chemical fertilizers. 2: Berhan, Tewolde, quoted in Maynard, Robin, 'Ethiopia: Basket Case or Organic Horn of Plenty?', The Ecologist, 15.02.09, http://www.theecologist.org/ pages/archive_detail.asp?content_id=2297, last viewed 14.10.10 30: Berhan, Tewolde, quoted by Hall, Sally, 'Hungry for an Alternative', The Independent, 28.06.05, available at http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0628-04.htm, last viewed 17.05.09


GM won't feed the world

Tewolde Berhan, 2009, famous as spokesperson for the Africa Group in the negociations surrounding the Cartagena Protocal on trade in GM, and also director of the Environmental Protection Authority in Ethiopia.


GM remains contentious issue, despite support from Beddington

Tewolde Berhan, spokesperson for the Africa Group and director of Ethiopia’s Environmental Protection Authority has described the current arguments in favour of adopting GM technology as “a very cheap ploy�.
In 2009 Berhan said “GM technology is not good for us.


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The answer from the delightful Dr Tewolde Berhan, head of Ethiopia's Environment Agency was a resounding ‘yes,' with some simple advice,' Use compost.'Listening to Dr Tewolde Berhan, you realise there is hope, if Africa is allowed by the West to continue its agriculture as it has done for centuries.Obviously things cannot remain the same, but then he would like to see aid money spent on researching the whole question of organic farming in Africa, how it could progress, and its place in African society.He is an amazing man. Highly intelligent, and personable.He is also spokesperson for the African Group in negotiations to establish the Cartagena protocol on trade in genetically- modified organisms.He faced down global GM giants like Monsanto and Sygenta, refuting their claims that GM crops are the answer to Africa's hunger and poverty.


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