Agriculture’s Rodent Problem
Even as we tackle droughts, famines, and the need to boost food security for millions, 15% of all food that we grow is being eaten up by rodents (rats, mice, and such). In Sub-Saharan Africa, this figure shoots up to 24%. In Ethiopia, this goes up further–46%–almost half of all the food grown. What is being done to eliminate this gaping hole in our food basket? What can be done further?