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Ethiopia Secures $451m to Enhance Livelihoods

December 7 , 2019

The World Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) committed 451 million dollars to support projects intended to enhance the livelihoods of pastoralist and semi-pastoralist communities. To be implemented in six regional states, the projects are going to be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Peace and the Ministry of Agriculture in 100 weredas in Afar, Benshangula-Gumuz, Gambella, Oromia and SNNPR for the coming six years. The programme was launched on December 5, 2019, at Capital Hotel in Addis. The programme will implement projects in irrigation, livestock production, and other revenue-generating activities to benefit a total of 2.5 million people and 500 households among the pastoralist and semi-pastoralist communities living in the six regional states. The Ministry of Peace and the Ministry of Agriculture signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the projects jointly.


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