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.
A shortage of affordable and nutritious feed is a major constraint for Ethiopia’s livestock farmers, which is what led Ethio-Feed PLC to focus on the development of new feeds from agricultural by-products and other ingredients, previously considered as waste.
Under a USAID-facilitated memorandum of understanding with chickpea producers, Guts Agro Industry sourced 4,000 MT of chickpea for local processing from 52,000 smallholders in the cooperative unions.
To address these challenges, a Feed the Future program is conducting participatory research (which actively involves beneficiaries of the research) to empower farmers to implement sustainable intensification, meaning they will ultimately be able to generate more output from the same area of land while reducing negative environmental impacts.
USAID, PepsiCo, Inc., the PepsiCo Foundation, and the United Nations World Food Programme announced a groundbreaking public-private partnership to dramatically increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. The initiative, called Enterprise EthioPEA, was unveiled by the partners at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City.
We remain committed to providing vital emergency assistance, and we continue to look ahead – especially in Ethiopia and Kenya, where we can literally “Feed the Future” by building sustainable solutions through investments in agriculture, livelihoods and health.
The program will benefit farmers and cooperatives operating in the 83 woredas targeted for value chain expansion under Ethiopia's Agricultural Growth Program and the U.S. Feed the Future initiative.