Dates: 2014 – 2017
Funders: Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Implementing partner: Lutheran World Federation Ethiopia
Expected number of beneficiaries: 4,670 people
This project will help families in Ethiopia improve their access to sustainable food sources. The project involves constructing two small-scale irrigation systems, improving natural resource conservation measures, introducing improved agricultural technologies and practices, enhancing marketing of surplus crops, and providing training on improved nutritional practices.
Beneficiaries have created water user’s committees to manage and maintain the irrigation systems. Additionally, 100,000 types of trees, forages and fruit seedlings have been produced and planted around farmlands, homelands, depleted watersheds, communal hillsides, churches, and buildings to prevent erosion and improve the land’s ability to retain water.