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Core Programs and Sectors

Cross-cutting Themes

Livelihoods & Food Security

CARE Ethiopia’s livelihoods and food security projects focus on protecting and building household and community assets undertaking both in sedentary farming and pastoral livelihoods in Afar, Oromiya and Amhara, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples state Regions of the country.

CARE Ethiopia’s livelihoods and food security interventions focus on agricultural and pastoral communities focusing on chronically food insecure rural women and vulnerable groups. CARE works with partner organizations to implement a program in the Mandera Triangle where pastoralist livelihoods are under threat from repeated cycles of drought. In addition, CARE supports village savings and loan association members to engage in income-generating activities to support their families and help the transition from emergency relief to recovery. CARE also helps pastoralist communities prepare for and reduce the impact of recurrent drought cycles. In order to improve the livelihoods of farming community, CARE works to empower poor households to make informed decisions about scarce resources, while facilitating their entry into markets and access to informal and formal financial products and services.


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