Supporting livestock and diversifying income sources in pastoralist communities.
In Ethiopia, pastoralist areas have the highest rates of poverty, and the least access to basic services. The livelihood of pastoralist communities mostly depends on income from livestock.
In WGF’s target service areas, climate and environmental factors pose risks to the livestock, leading to a continual decrease in local incomes. WGF’s food security interventions are focused on:
- Improving livestock production and productivity.
- Promoting crop production practices.
- Introducing new crop varieties that are drought resistant and highly nutritious.
- Strengthening the resilience of farmers through promotion of new technologies and production practices.
- Improving water use and water resource management practices.