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Ethiopian Famine / African Agriculture Reform #294517

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Necessary scope of international relief efforts to counter Ethiopia's famine, incl. long-range planning, examined; films shown. [Earthscan envtlst. Lloyd TIMBERLAKE - predicts repetition of such disasters unless preventive measures are taken.] Role of poor agriculture, timber and livestock practices in creating famine explained. [TIMEERLAKE - notes Africa's current drought is man-made phenomenon; explains.] Pol. and economy implications of earth's spreading deserts, primarily in Third World, discussed; creation of dust bowl in United States in 1930s due to poor agriculture techniques recalled. [AID spokesperson Peter McPHERSON - explains causes of United States dust bowl.] Success of government's national farm program, begun in 1938, in stopping Oklahoma desert reviewed; similar success in Israel and India considered. [McPHERSON - believes Africa's problems are solveable.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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