Agriculture and the Environment
“Today I can support my family through my own work
and strength and even build up stocks for times of need!” Farmer Tilahn Bayissa states proudly.
This was not always the case:
“Only a few years ago we depended on food aid and I had to take my small son Haile Jesus to hospital to be treated for malnutrition.“
Unfortunately farmer Tilahun’s past situation is not an individual case. 85% of Ethiopians depend on agriculture (source: CIA Factbook). Even during good times many can hardly make ends meet.
If people always live on the breadline failure of a single harvest can already lead to famine in an entire region.
Outdated methods of cultivation and a damaged natural environment cause bad harvests. Agricultural trainings for the transfer of knowledge and reforestation are two exemplary, effective measures that generate rapid, long-term results.
Let’s not wait for the next hunger catastrophe. Let’s help now!
Together we can give people in Ethiopia what they need: No handouts for a day but the chance to support one’s family by their own efforts.
With 30 Euro you provide agricultural training, vegetable seeds and ten fruit tree seedlings.
With 60 Euro you provide one family with improved agriculture and a course in chicken breeding, including a “chicken set” (made up of one rooster and five hens).