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Inclusive and Sustainable Value Chains Development in Oromia
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June 2017 - May 2020

Project Summary

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

  • Contributing to poverty reduction
  • Rural development
  • Improvement of the nutritional status of the population of the Oromia Region

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • Improving yields and quality of selected value chains (horticulture, durum wheat and processing tomato)
  • Women’s participation to value chain governance and dietary diversification in the woredas of implementation of the Oromia Region

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • Strengthening of horticultural value chain (capacity building of local institutions, support to horticulture cooperative , improvement of small scale irrigation schemes)
  • Strengthening of the role of women in the agricultural cooperatives of the 3 chains (capacity building of women, of government officers on gender mainstreaming, support to small groups of women to acquire the basic tools to manage a group)
  • Diversification of diet of target communities (awareness-raising campaign on the agriculture/nutrition/health nexus, setting up of demonstration plots for the transfer of technologies to produce horticultural products required for diet diversification, training  of women on the preservation and processing of horticultural products for domestic use, utilization of horticultural products and culinary demonstrations)

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Technical support
  • Capacity building to local institutions and to cooperatives
  • Women empowerment
Source of funding : Italian Cooperation
Total budget : 3 800 000,00 €
Partners :
  • BOFEC (Regional Bureau of Finance and Economic Cooperation) - Ethiopia