Marefya Tirfu, age 35, is a mother of two living in Ethiopia. Marefya married her husband as a teenager, and dropped out of school to raise her children. They struggled to cover food expenses with his earnings and they often went hungry.
CFTC’s President & CEO Debra Kerby and Senior Advisor, Food Security & Environmental Sustainability Sohel Khan were honoured to testify before The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on May 12, 2015 in Ottawa.
While recent economic growth in Africa has earned world-wide praise, that growth is not shared by all, according to Geraldine J. Fraser-Moleketi, Special Envoy on Gender for the African Development Bank (AfDB) speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January, 2015.