Project profile — Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods for Women Program


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2019-09-16 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural land resources (31130) (40.00%)
• Environmental policy and administrative management:
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (40.00%)
Environmental education/training (41081) (10.00%)
Environmental research (41082) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)


The project aims to improve climate resilience, land productivity and carbon storage while increasing access to diversified livelihood activities in selected rural watersheds for smallholder farmers with a particular focus on women farmers. The project creates economic opportunities for women smallholder farmers and addresses land tenure issues—particularly for disadvantaged women. In addition, it seeks to enhance the resilience of communities to tackle climate change and its negative impacts in the future by adopting sustainable land management practices. The project reduces the impacts of land degradation, improves agricultural productivity and ultimately contributes to greater food security for vulnerable households across Ethiopia. Project activities include: (1) building green infrastructure and resiliency by designing and operating livelihood options for male and female farmers (2) investing in institutions and information for resilience building; (3) administering land and using technologies properly; and (4) managing projects and reporting on time.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved resilience of vulnerable women and men smallholder farmers to the effects of climate change; (2) enhanced land tenure security of smallholder famers—particularly for disadvantaged women and women’s groups; (3) increased economic empowerment of men and women smallholder farmers—primarily through climate-smart local enterprise development; and (4) improved food security, livelihoods and economic wellbeing of women and men smallholder farmers.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of June 2021 include: (1) 431,023 farmers, of whom 212,613 are women, adopted sustainable land management practices. They acquired 226 micro watersheds which is 144,991 hectares of land that is treated and farmed; (2) 97,304 households, including 71,979 women, were issued second-level land certificates that update existing land records and improve tenure security of smallholder farmers; (3) cumulatively, 196,073 farmers (40% women) participated in income-generating activities supported by the project. These activities included petty trading, fattening of cattle and small ruminant, poultry farming, honey production, and small ruminant rearing. All of which provide time for degraded land to recover while families are able to continue to generate income and develop alternative livelihood options; and (4) 12,650 women farmers (43%) participated and benefited from different forms of income-generating activities: poultry farming, petty trading, beekeeping, fruits and vegetable growing in their backyards.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
26-10-2023 Disbursement $5,500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Basket funds/pooled funding
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