Benishangal-Gumuz Food Security and Economic Growth Program (BSG-FSEG)
This project is improving the livelihoods of over 25,000 households in seven woredas of Benishangul-Gumuz region in Ethiopia. Working with other partners, CHF is taking the thematic lead in market-led development and will oversee the project implementation in two woredas. CHF will also oversee capacity development to targeted communities, CSOs and local government on market-led approaches, including micro-enterprise and micro-credit.
Market-Led Improved Livelihoods in Eastern Amhara Region (MILEAR)
This new market-led project will empower 36,000 people in Ethiopia with enhanced seeds, tools and knowledge in an effort to increase their crop yields, boost their incomes and help them to lift themselves out of poverty. As harvests increase, CHF will then help farmers to get the best price possible at market, improve the quality and packaging of their product, and encourage processing—like shelling peanuts or grinding cereals—that makes crops more valuable.
Partnership for Food Security: A Model for Food Security and Livelihoods in Ethiopia
When drought and famine struck the northeast regions of Ethiopia yet again in 2003, CHF responded to the government’s appeal for aid. After supplying emergency relief we then built on our efforts with a comprehensive project to not only meet the immediate food needs of those affected, but also to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity.
Bringing Bamboo Back in Ethiopia
In the Benishangul Gumuz region in Ethiopia bamboo is an important resource and currently, the bamboo is flowering. One of the challenges for bamboo farmers is that bamboo usually dies immediately after it flowers, and because huge crops of the same type of bamboo flower at the same time, a lot of bamboo in the region will soon be gone.