Terepeza Development Association, in coalition with Send a Cow, devised and is promoting conservation agriculture (known by minimum tillage, soil cover & crop diversification) to ensure

sustainable production of local crops, value addition & marketing of local crops so that smallholder farmers get incentivized from markets and then protect the crops, and System Change; lobbying for institutional/policy support so that the local crops are promoted and protected.

Results so far:

1. Over 5,000 smallholder farmers (51% women) have been trained on conservation agriculture and are growing diverse local crops in sustainable manner, thereby achieving diversified and improved food security, and improved biodiversity



2. Over 80 agribusiness established and trained, engaged in value addition and marketing of local crops, achieved increased group and household income, and made assets





3. Eight school biodiversity clubs established and engaged in promotion and protection of local crops; 8 government FTCs bought into the CSA approach, established learning/demo plots, integrated local crops; developed strategic guidelines to support the extension system, etc.

The project is being implemented in 20 kebeles of Boloso Sore, Kindo Koysha, Duguna Fango and Damot Pulasa Districts (5 kebeles in each). We thank the RESET +Innovation Fund 4 Resilience program Donor: EU and CORDAID, and Sustainable Fair for promotional work so far!

Serving the whole person!