Ethiopia is officially a parliamentary republic, however political freedom is increasingly restrained especially since the opposition contested the results of the 2005 elections.
Via Mulmul Bakery
AACC building, left end 2nd block, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 201319
Ethiopia is the second largest population in Africa. It has a total population of close to 80, 7 million. Of this, over 80% reside in rural areas where millions of small-scale farmers remain rooted in subsistence agriculture. They are almost entirely dependent on the weather, and the country is prone to drought. Little investment has been made in irrigation to manage water supply. Not surprisingly, when the rains failed in 2011, the number of needy people swelled dramatically. Yet, at the same time agriculture is the country’s most promising recourse. We see potential for export development in livestock, grains, vegetables and fruits, when farmers are equipped with technologies and knowledge.
The Ethiopian economy is gradually moving from a small holder and pastoralist based production system with limited technologies towards production for the market and integration in world economy. Because of this transition we see opportunities to connect local smallholders to international markets. Through our partners we link small scale agricultural producers to value chains, support them to get a fair price for their products and connect them to knowledge and technologies.
Our programs in Ethiopia
Through our partners we want to boost local capacity in order to generate and diversify family income and provide access to good healthcare, water sanitation and hygiene facilities and education. Therefore we work on the two following programs: