Bauernfamilie vor ihrer Hütte in Abaya auf dem Land

Abaya & Gelana – Agriculture & Nutrition

Project goals

People's basic needs such as nutrition and health are met so that they do not have to flee to the slums of the cities.

Projektkarte Abaya

Project information

  • Target group: farmers, families, rural residents
  • Region: Gelana and Abaya, Oromia
  • Partner: Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
  • Duration: Three-year project phases


  • Drinking water: construction of spring catchments, repair of wells
  • Food security: promoting agricultural production, for example through improved seeds
  • Natural resources: Tree planting stops erosion and helps the microclimate
  • Income: Small farmers receive microcredit and agricultural inputs to produce market products.
  • Cooperatives: Strengthening and merging cooperatives to create market access and increase the added value of agricultural products
  • Infrastructure: Provision of agricultural infrastructure, such as cooperative houses and coffee warehouses

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

With the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations has formulated 17 goals for sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap for the future that enables a humane life while preserving the natural basis of life. With this project we contribute to achieving the following goals:

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