Managing Environmental Resources for Climate Change Adaptation in Ethiopia

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 15,000,000
Timeframe: January 10, 2011 - January 31, 2011
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 15,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (100 %)

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The Managing Environmental Resources to Enable Transition (MERET) program operates in 72 highly vulnerable and chronically food-insecure districts throughout Ethiopia. Each year, approximately 122,000 people in crisis-prone food-insecure communities benefit from the project. Participating households provide labour in exchange for food rations on initiatives such as a tree planting, the construction of structures designed to reduce soil erosion and increase water retention and the enclosure of these treated watersheds to prevent grazing from free-range livestock. A total of 131,987 hectares of severely degraded land was rehabilitated with previous CIDA support in 2008 and 2009. By providing new resources to expand on these impressive results, this project helps more vulnerable Ethiopians achieve long-term food security and withstand the effects of climate change. All CIDA disbursements for this project have been completed.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: 598,450
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Land rehabilitated
63 Water sources restored
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of CIDA’s contribution (July 2012) include: (1) improving food consumption and increasing household assets for 598,450 people (98% of those targeted) as a result of participation in food-for-work activities; (2) increasing income in 149,122 households as a result of project-supported public works that rehabilitated agricultural lands; 3) 96% of participating households created and maintained physical and biological farm and community assets, such as water sources, resulting in improved income for 145,250 households; (4) restoring degraded natural resources, including improving 63 water sources. These project activities have helped to improve the resilience of vulnerable women and men and their agricultural land to the effects of climate change.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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