Counting on the rain to continue—or weather insurance to help cover losses
For Ethiopian farmer Gidey Mehari, when the opportunity to buy weather insurance for his crops arose, he jumped at the chance.
Doubling his weather insurance, this Ethiopian farmer is happy for the security it provides
"Anything can happen," says Alemu Tadesse. And that's why he is investing in weather insurance for some of his crops.
Ethiopian farmers get a payout, easing effects of drought
With cash from the weather insurance policies they bought through an innovative program, farmers from Tigray can now plan for the future.
Rain in drought-hit East Africa brings changing humanitarian needs
Despite the rain, and the relief it brings, emergency conditions will likely last well into 2012.
Nine hectares of hope: an irrigation project promises better harvests for Ethiopian farmers
With the help of an Oxfam partner, local farmers have tapped well water to nourish their fields in the Central Rift Valley.
Where there's water, there's hope: Tapping the potential of a river in West Arsi
For more than 400 farmers along the Gurracho River, water now flows in abundance to their fields through a new irrigation system.
With insurance, loans, and confidence, this Ethiopian farmer builds her resilience
Selas Samson Biru is using her entrepreneurial spirit--and the security she has from her insurance--to build a more secure future for her family.
With irrigation, herders in southern Ethiopia turn to farming
A small-scale irrigation project along the banks of the Dawa River is helping some herders grow enough food to feed their families--even as drought ravages much of the southern Ethiopia region.
In northern Ethiopia, weather insurance offers a buffer against drought
A growing number of families have signed up for weather insurance to protect their crop investments from insufficient rainfall.
Oxfam's cash-for-work projects help rural Ethiopians get through drought
By constructing fences, trenches, and dams that protect pasture and farmland, some Ethiopians have been able to earn a steady income for weeks at a time.
As drought tightens its grip on East Africa, new approaches needed to a long-term problem
More than 10 million people are facing a severe food crisis.
With sheep and savings, women in North Shewa work to improve the lives of their families
As Yeshi Senyi's flock of sheep has grown, so has her hope for the future.
Outwitting the fox: Women join forces to tackle poverty
Oxfam’s Coco McCabe reports from Ethiopia on the efforts of a group of women in the Shashemene district to pool their resources and strengthen their community.
Oxfam helps Ethiopians tackle hunger today by planting trees for tomorrow
An erosion control project in the hills of the Siraro District is helping families preserve the land on which they depend.
With the help of a few sheep, women improve lives of their families
In North Shewa, Ethiopia, sheep are an important household asset.