Creating greener pastures for Ethiopia's pastoralists


Ethiopia’s pastoralist communities have been hit hard by five years of persistent drought. Constituting 14% of the total population, pastoralists like this camel herder have the highest rates of poverty in the country; because the health of their animals is so water-dependent, they are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The MDG-F has developed water facilities and created activities to improve livelihoods for 32,000 pastoralists in some of Ethiopia’s most geographically isolated, vulnerable and impoverished areas. It has also worked with the Ethiopian government to mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation into the country’s development plans, strategies and policies.


Photo by Edwina Stevens - Small World Stories - Ethiopia Delivering as One


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