Climate change induced drought has caused frequent loss of crops and death of livestock in lowland areas of Ethiopia including Bale Zone. This left a substantial number of the population dependent on food assistance for consecutive years. ICCO with its local partners; Hundee and Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services (EECMY-DASSC) have been trying to intervene in the challenge with emergency support. The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project, introduced community resilience building intervention to enable communities self-manage climate shocks.
Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction
- Kerk in Actie
- Thematic Area
- Food and Income
- Implementing Partners
- Hundee, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY-DASSC), Oromia Pastoral development and Coordination Commission, District Irrigation Office
- Sustainable Development Goals
- No Poverty, Zero Hunger
This project has targeted 2365 households in the Madda Walabu district
Enhancing diversified climate smart livelihood opportunities to increase household income, strengthen community institutions and emergency response capacity.
- 424 farmers were organized on small scale irrigation and produced vegetables for consumption and market
- 100 farmers harvested using drought tolerant crop seeds provided during the long dry season
- Village savings and loan associations created an opportunity for 1300 women to join small businesses and helped the women to contribute to household income.