Family farming in Ethiopia
Ethiopia has the 2nd largest population country in Africa, the vast majority of whom live in rural areas. 31% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day, and undernutrition is a recurrent problem.
Although the government has begun to emphasise agricultural sector development, the growth of this sector is very slow and the problems of poverty and food insecurity are still a major challenge for the country, specifically for small farmers. Family farming, to develop, must overcome many obstacles such as recurrent drought, lack of irrigation infrastructures, market dysfunctions, and difficulties accessing financial services.
SOS Faim’s action in Ethiopia
SOS Faim has supported family farming in the Ethiopia since the early 1980s in order to fight rural poverty and food insecurity. We work with microfinance institutions and a local NGO specialised in strengthening farmer groups. SOS Faim encourages microfinance institutions and farmers to come closer together to better meet the needs of the most vulnerable people.
SOS Faim supports three local partners
This support benefits 1,295 farmers
SOS Faim invested €190,963 in 2014 to fight hunger in Ethiopia
Our partners in Ethiopia
- Hundee – Oromo Grassroot Development Initiative
Other partners supported by SOS Faim Luxembourg
- Harbu Microfinance
- FC – Facilitators for Change