Ethiopia is one of the five poorest countries of the world, with four out of every five people living on less than $2 a day. Agriculture is the only source of living of 90% of its population but the prouction is very low with cyclical drought. The country's persistently low rainfall also adds to the factor of its poverty. Moreover its population has grown dramatically in the last several decades , from 33 million in 1983 to more than 75 million today .
Deforestation is a major concern for Ethiopia as studies suggest loss of forest contributes to soil erosion, loss of nutrients of the soil, loss of animal habitats and reduction in bioiversity. Last but not the least, exploitation by its own people of one portion to another also adds to its poverty.
" Men make history but they don't know the history they make" Karl Marx.