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Improvement of agricultural production and of food security in the district of Saba Boru, Oromia, Ethiopia.


Initiative timeframe: 2013/2017

Total initiative costs

€ 964,475.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 964,475.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 10.11.2015


50 Complete



Saba Boru district, Guji Zone, Oromiya region

The project aims at strengthening the productive capacities and knowledge of smallholder farmers and their organisations, by promoting access to agricultural inputs and technologies as well as improving linkages to local markets. This will increase households’ purchasing power, also through the establishment of income generating activities and saving and credit systems. Moreover the initiative will enable communities hit by cyclical droughts to strengthen their livelihoods and develop their resilience to climate change. The project is structured along 3 components that focus on the creation and structuring of farmers organizations, on strengthening technical and institutional capacities of the organisations’ members, their leaders and local government staff, and finally on the provision of agricultural inputs and upscale of rural development best practices. read more close

Main outcome

Strengthening the livelihoods of 31.420 smallholders and their families in 11 villages in Saba Boru through increasing agricultural productivity and incomes.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010184
Purpose Agricultural development
Sector III.1.a. Agriculture, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority ActionAid Etiopia (AAE) – Rift Valley children and Women Develpment
Other financiers ActionAid International Italia ONLUS: 413400.0


More than 30000 smallholder farmers and their families in the targeted district

Beneficiaries of which females 50.0%


Status Completed
Type Contributions
Procedure Call for Proposal
Procurement notice Tender preparation