Improvement of the Food Security Status of Vulnerable Households in Adamitulu-Jido-Kombolcha Woreda, Ethiopia
The overall objective of the proposed operation is to contribute to the prevention of famine disasters in the targeted communities in Adamitullu Jiddocombolcha Woreda, East Showa Zone of Oromia Region.
The targeted geographical area has been among the seriously drought-stuck areas of Ehtiopia. The drought-related emergency interventions of the past periods have vividly demonstrated that food alone, which only addresses the immediate needs, is insufficient.
In order to improve the current situation and to prevent further famine disasters, Caritas Austria together with its local implementing partner, the Ethiopian Catholic Church Social Development Coordinating Office of Meki, will implement a project to strengthen and diversify livelihoods of chronically food insecure households by promoting different improved agronomic measures. Increasing crop yields, modification of livestock feeding, small scale irrigation and rehabilitation of natural resources are appropriate activities to reduce food insecurity. These activities will be accomplished through an integrated application of innovative development methodologies including agro-enterprise development and seed & livelihood fairs.
The following results are expected:
- Local seed systems strengthened for 400 households
- Livestock systems restored for 582 households
- Irrigation practices for 74 households contributing to improved livelihoods
- 67 hectares of land are rehabilitated through natural resource conservation practices