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Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association


12/13 - 12/14


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- Contribute towards creating climate resilience community through asset building diversifying livelihoods and rehabilitating the degraded watersheds through community action.-The targeted woreda and micro catchments are characterized by rapid rate of land degradation which resulted in declining of productivity and exposure of the community to poverty and displacement. - Expected outcomes are: Improved soil fertility crop yield and household asset and access to food and water retention capacity decreased de forestation and increased forested area with better biodiversity and water in the watersheds. - Project beneficiaries are about 2750 persons in targeted two micro catchments of Begaiz and Abaya (women are 48%). The figure also includes about 200 governmen t workers in the woreda bureau of agriculture. - The implementing agency is EWNRA in partnership with the Embassy of Finland that finances the projects. Government stakeholders are Bureau of Agriculture Bureau of Trade and Bureau of Environmental Protectio n authority at Woreda level. - EWNRA has been selected due to its high expertise and successful implementation of past projects. Sustainability has been ensured in the previous partnerships and the recultivation of rehabilitated gullies and past degraded l ands demonstrates this.