Ethiopia is home to a large number of people living on less than $1.25 a day and although the economy is diversifying, farming is still the basis for many people.
Around three out of every four Ethiopians are engaged in agriculture, mainly in subsistence and rain-fed farming and livestock production. Despite this, more than 31 million Ethiopians don’t have enough nutritious food to eat.
Frequent drought, a lack of training and equipment for farmers, and poor access to markets make it difficult for them to earn a living.
Farm Africa has worked in the landlocked country since 1988. From dairy goats and good-quality seeds to business training and forest conservation, we provide simple and practical support to help lift farmers and herders out of poverty.