Implementing Nature+ in South Ethiopia Region

Long-term Response
Ethiopia Long-Term Response Project
Implementing Partner: Terepeza Development Association, Wolaita Kale Heywet Church-(WKHC-TDA)
Lead Member: Tearfund Canada
People Served: 10,920
Budget: $1,722,129 (Year 2)
Timeline: October 2023 – March 2026

Nature Positive Food Systems for Climate Change Adaptation (Nature+) is a Canadian Foodgrains Bank program to scale up nature-based solutions, enhance climate-resilient livelihoods, and enable women and other vulnerable people in communities—and their landscapes— to adapt to climate change.

As one of the projects in the Nature+ program, Tearfund Canada is supporting the Terepeza Development Association (TDA) with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in the Solkuwa Landscape of the Humbo Woreda, Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia Region.

These communities are facing severe food insecurity compounded by climate change and associated challenges such as soil erosion, reduced land productivity leading to food shortages, a lack of clean water, inadequate livestock feed and road infrastructure, and limited farmland. Livestock diseases and crop pests are also prevalent concerns. In response to these issues, TDA will strengthen the practice of conservation agriculture, engage in soil and water conservation activities, and establish tree and forage nurseries to support natural regeneration and enrichment planting.

Water management will be improved through water harvesting methods and the implementation of small-scale irrigation. Livestock and range management will be enhanced through re vegetation efforts and the promotion of area closure. The inclusion and empowerment of women and other vulnerable groups will be a focus in all these activities.

TDA aims to work with 5,750 households (approximately 10,920 individuals) over the three-year project period.

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