Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of sub-Saharan Africa and the agriculture sector is critical to the economy. However, smallholder farmers and pastoralists increasingly face challenges to sustain their natural environment from which they derive their livelihoods and are caught in a downwards spiral of natural resource degradation, poverty and food insecurity. The causes of this include factors related to climate change and isuffiecient policy support.
The project aims to reduce the impact of natural hazards on vulnerable community members. It increases the resilience of communities to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. The project also increases the capacity of civil society organisations (CSO's) to cope with these natural hazards.
The target groups of the programme are smallholder farmers, who depend on rain-fed crop production and pastoralists in drought prone areas. Their livelihoods are vulnerable to natural hazards aggravated by climate change and natural resource degradation. The programme will reach between 750,000 - 1,000,000 world wide andis organized by the 'Partners For Resilience', which The Netherlands Red Cross is a member of.. Other partners include CARE Nederland, Cordaid, Wetlands International and The Red Cross.
Afar Region;12 41.5
Guji Zone;5.588 39.067
Borena Zone;4.94952 38.20915
Amhara Region;11.5 38.5
Complex Emergency, Drought, Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation