An entrepreneur works with dairy farmers across Ethiopia to improve access to and quality of milk. From day one of opening her dairy processing company, Hirut Yohannes Darare’s goal was to provide for her family while improving the lives of female dairy farmers in her community and across Ethiopia. In…
A volunteer in Ethiopia empowers orphaned girls and prepares them for successful futures. While religious service is the primary focus of the Melka Abune Aregawi Nunnery near Dire Dawa, eastern Ethiopia, the nuns also play a significant role in their community, running various welfare services including small-scale agriculture and environment…
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation is working on three different technologies to lessen the burden of water-fetching and use for women. These technologies will also help to increase crop yields and incomes, and conserve water resources.
As a foreign service officer at USAID, I’ve worked in a variety of countries throughout my career, including Ethiopia, where I learned first-hand how recurrent drought pushes people further and further into poverty. Having worked with the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, I’ve also had the opportunity to see just how far the country has come in recent years in its development.
Flour fortification, an inexpensive and highly effective way to reduce child mortality and stunted growth, is making a difference in Ethiopia as local millers and food processors join forces to improve flour production.
You probably don’t tune in to Days of Our Lives for health advice, but a Feed the Future project in Ethiopia is taking an out-of-the-box approach to improving nutrition through a new radio soap opera campaign that is capturing the attention of traditional pastoral families.
Even though the United States is the world’s largest buyer of coffee, Ethiopian coffee amounted to only one percent of U.S. imports in 2011 to 2012, and Ethiopian farmers produce less than 5 percent of the world’s supply of coffee. Those are statistics Ethiopian coffee producers and USAID want to see go up significantly.