Tigray: Then and Now
Drought is still a fact of life in Tigray - but famine is not.
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Salim Amin, son of legendary Kenyan videographer Mo Amin, ventures to Tigray Ethiopia -- the place hardest hit by the 1984 famine; the place his father captured his most iconic footage; and the place that has since been the site of smart, long term investments by governments, donors, and local communities.
Drought is still a fact of life in Tigray - but famine is not. Salim meets locals who survived the 1984 drought, but are now successful farmers utilising better techniques and infrastructure. Tigray is living proof of what long term agricultural programs can accomplish and show that famine does not have to be an inevitability.