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Agriculture, including raising sheep, goats, camels and cattle, is the main source of livelihood in many rural areas of Ethiopia.

The increasing frequency of drought however is making it harder than ever to make a living in this already challenging environment.

Discover how the BRACED programme helped these agricultural communities find new ways to manage their land and become less dependent on erratic weather patterns for their income.

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41% of communities taking part in BRACED can now produce a high enough yield to meet their needs.
Key findings
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The percentage of people with adequate yields increased slightly.

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However all respondents experienced an extreme climate event which impacted their yields.

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Young, low-income adults are more likely since BRACED to have an increased yield which meets the national average.

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Naima and Abdi

Naima cradles her one-week old son in the stone house she shares with her husband Abdi and their three-year-old daughter Sumaya.

I want to educate my children so that they can achieve a good position in life.

Naima’s wishes were simple. Yet, until she and Abdi joined the Christian Aid led BRACED programme, their dreams seemed far from reach.

Malaika

Before joining BRACED, Malaika Alisho and her three children were struggling to survive.

We were living on food aid because we were so poor. We did not have anything.

Since the 2015/16 drought, Malaika has started to rebuild her life after receiving a loan of £110 through the BRACED programme.

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