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Strengthening Agricultural Finances in Ethiopia (SAFE)

Project Food and income
Dembecha -

For Ethiopians residing in rural areas, agricultural production, processing, and marketing are significant sources of income. The security of food supplies and stable economic conditions are priorities for the Ethiopian government. The largest contributor to the GDP continues to be agriculture.

When compared to other significant economic sectors, agriculture is three times more effective at reducing poverty. Many smallholder farmers continue to employ subpar farming practices, have a poor level of market integration, and have limited access to suitable financial services.

Implementation Area
Awi, Dangila, Burie, Jabi-Tehinan and Dembecha / Amhara Region
Act Church of Sweden
Thematic Area
Food and income
Project Start Date – End Date
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Act Church of Sweden

People in rural areas will become more competitive and earn more money if they have access to adequate non-financial services as well as financial services, such as knowledge, technology, inputs, and services. In addition to emphasizing the inclusion of women, SAFE will make sure of this.

SAFE project cattel’s operating in Ethiopia, Amhara National Regional State, in Dembecha woreda

People That We Work With

The project seeks to reach a total of 1,350 targeted project beneficiaries, by increasing and improving access to finance and non-financial services for people living in rural areas, with a focus on youth and marginalized smallholder farmers.


The project’s major objective is to increase rural poor people’s income and gender-equitable wealth creation through long-term value chain support of a few high-value crops and strengthened agricultural finance.


See this project results in the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Registry HERE