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Providing for her family: Shewaye's story
In 2009, a Five-Year, Farmers First: Community Led Food Security Project was started in Were Jarso district, North Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. The goal of the project was to contribute to year-round household food security for vulnerable...
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Growing nutritious food and raising healthy children in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, small-scale subsistence farming is a common practice, particularly in rural areas. Unfortunately, many farmers struggle to produce enough food to support their families. Such was the case with w/ro Mereta Girma, a 35 year-old mother of five...
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"False bananas" truly improving livelihoods in Ethiopia
W/ro* Etewaye Shegeye, is a 28 year old widow and mother of two. She has a six year old boy and a 12 year old girl. Since her husband passed away two years ago, she has had to support her family as a small-scale farmer on the 1.2 acres of land she owns.W/ro...
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Lightening the load for cereal farmers in Ethiopia
In Were Jarso district, Ethiopia, rain patterns affect harvests in different ways. Too little, irregular or too much rain, often causes the same result, lower crop yields and less food. Too much rain creates a water logging problem unique to Were Jarso and...
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