Project profile — Agriculture Market Growth in Ethiopia


Oxfam Canada (22501)
2012-03-09 - 2014-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural education/training (31181) (16.67%)
• Industry: Agro-industries (32161) (83.33%)

Policy marker 

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


The primary objective of this project is to increase the sustainable incomes of primarily women small-holder farmers and agro-pastoralists in the Ethiopian regions of Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region, by improving their market participation for three locally-grown commodities: bulla (porridge produced from the enset tree), aloe and vegetables. The beneficiaries, who are already organized in 32 economic collectives (cooperatives, self-help and community economic groups), are expected to develop stronger competencies in agro-business management, in accessing technology, equipment and material, and in developing business relations within the product demand and the associated supply chains.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) 4,211 small-holder farmers, traders and cooperative members (of which 69% or 2,902 are female) with increased sustainable incomes from local agricultural value chains; (2) 136 local partner staff, policy makers, practitioners and researchers with the capacity to use and replicate community asset-based entrepreneurship models to economically empower small-holder farmers, particularly women; (3) increased knowledge and skills of women and men in rural economic collectives to manage the production and marketing of value added products; (4) improved collaboration between actors in the value chain; and (5) increased integration of asset-based approaches to community economic development by decision-makers and practitioners.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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