Sichere Ernten für 4.200 Haushalte

Livelihood security for smallholder farmers

Climatic changes in southwestern Ethiopia are increasingly leading to crop losses - with severe consequences for the population. Smallholder farmers in Mirab Abaya live mainly on agricultural yields, which are threatened by long periods of drought and periods of heavy rain, drought and flooding. We support 4,200 smallholder families in the Mirab Abaya region in the areas of climate-resilient cultivation, water security and alternative income strategies, thus securing their livelihoods for the long term.
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Project period
January 2019 - December 2023

Participants in the project are expected to adapt to and be prepared for the annually recurring and increasingly severe droughts through:

  • Learning new farming methods
  • Using drought-resistant seeds
  • Training in livestock and poultry farming
  • Improved crop storage, preparation and shelf-life extension
  • Construction of rainwater catchment basins for irrigation of fields
  • Promotion of alternative income strategies (small businesses, goat rearing, beekeeping) and of women's savings groups

Approximately 14,000 people in the Mirab Abaya region benefit from the measures.

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