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Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction

Project Food and income
Bale -

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.

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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

Target beneficiaries

This project has targeted 2365 households in the Madda Walabu district

Project Objectives

Enhancing diversified climate smart livelihood opportunities to increase household income, strengthen community institutions and emergency response capacity.


  1. 424 farmers were organized on small scale irrigation and produced vegetables for consumption and market
  2. 100 farmers harvested using drought tolerant crop seeds provided during the long dry season
  3. Village savings and loan associations created an opportunity for 1300 women to join small businesses and helped the women to contribute to household income.