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Our work in Ethiopia

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A large number of people in Ethiopia live on less than $1 a day. The economy is diversifying, but farming is still vital to many people.

Around 67% of Ethiopians are engaged in agriculture, mainly in subsistence and rain-fed farming and livestock production. Despite this, around 35% of the population doesn’t have enough nutritious food to eat.

Frequent drought, a growing population, a lack of training and equipment for farmers, and poor access to markets make it difficult for them to earn a living.

As Farm Africa's largest program and having worked in the landlocked country since 1988, we understand how different activities impact one another here. From coffee farming and production to forest conservation and climate resilience, we use a regional approach to sustainably manage whole landscapes in a holistic way.

We work with NGO partners, local authorities and communities to enhance the livelihoods of local people. We provide practical support to help lift farmers out of poverty and to reduce the current reliance on unsustainable farming practices.

Projects in Ethiopia

Completed projects




*Source: World Bank.