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Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world, with 85 percent of its inhabitants depending on agriculture for their livelihood.

The agricultural sector is particularly vulnerable to the adversities of weather and climate since it is rain fed, done using relatively basic technologies, and on tiny plots of land.

BRACED worked with vulnerable communities in high-risk locations in Ethiopia to build resilience to climate extremes so they are able to rebuild and recover when disaster strikes.

Percentage of participants in Ethiopia who experienced an increase in resilience from start of the programme in 2014 to its end in 2018
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BRACED has improved access to reliable climate information through the use of text messaging and public service announcements on local radio stations.
radio listening group in Ethiopia
We've helped farmers maximise their income from agriculture and livestock assets and manage their land more effectively.
Abdi Ahmed is harvesting onions on his land in Ethiopia
BRACED has increased the capacity of local communities to respond to climate threats and to protect the environment.
Kemia Ahmed cooking at a firewood conserving stove in her house in Ethiopia
BRACED has empowered women to play a greater role in meeting the challenges of climate change in their communities.
Kemia Ahmed shop owner Ethiopia
The aloe soap production project created by BRACED has helped reduce reliance on agriculture and mitigate environmental impact.
Kaliso Gezahegn stands in a field holding a aloe vera plant, Ethiopia

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