Ongoing Projects


Ongoing Projects

Objectives of the project

Past achievements


Hobicha CA + (Food Security) Project


A new project


Church-Community Transformation Project

To develop the capacity of 15 LCs in Hobicha district and WKHC higher level church structure in CCT holistic approach so that they will envision target churches in CA+ project areas to promote inclusive development in a larger community by the end of February 2022.

  • Churches of Wolayta are empowered to utilize their own local resource systematically and efficient way
  • Many destitute and impoverished households were rehabilitated through the support provided by local churches
  • Churches' visibility increased due to this project, which has supported all religions present at the project localities
  • Volunteer work has increased plus emerged lots of Church members who were able to support the poor around them


Child care and Community Development Program

The major objectives of the project include:

Ø  Forward direct and immediate COVID-19 response to reduce the impact of disease

Ø  To improve the quality of learning of boys and girls in formal and non-formal education

Ø   Enhance awareness of community members and key stakeholders on child protection and reduce child vulnerability/child trafficking and child labor

Ø  To increase collaboration by communities with local govt. and other relevant actors in the area of Coronavirus prevention

Ø  To increase the awareness of the community in regard to Coronavirus and its impact

Ø  To improve functionality and management of community development projects and processes by CBOs

Ø  To reduce vulnerability to natural disasters that affect the livelihoods of community members

  • Many children sponsored have been supported in kind and cash; through sponsorship, lots of development works done such as innovating schools, and potable water access
  • The nutritional teachings and awareness brought up changes attitudinally, and in practice
  • HIV/AIDS cases are worked on with great emphasis so that many have been treated psychologically and economically
  • The health aspect is emphasized so that many households act by now considering their health while feeding on foods, etc.
  • Early childcare activities benefited many of the targets
  • Personal hygiene and COVID-19 case worked on involving the target communities so that personal hygiene better aware, and COVID-19 cautions respected by many as well


Thriving Community through Women's Economic Empowerment, Improved climate resilient livelihood, and the engagement of Civil Society Organization.




RESET + Innovation for Resilience Project

Building Resilience of a rural community in Wolayta through sustainable production, value addition, and marketing of local crop                                   

  • A total of 5,349 (3,269 women) have adopted and have been practicing climate-smart agriculture, particularly conservation agriculture and sustainable organic agriculture, integrating local crops into their farms. The farmers have been practicing the three principles of conservation agriculture, including minimum tillage, permanent soil cover, and crop association.
  • These farmers are achieving diversified and increased crop production, integrating more than 5 local crops such as tubers and root crops like local taro, vegetables like pumpkin, kale, and spices & herbs, including garlic, Artemisia afra, black and white cumin, rosemary, etc. This has enabled them (especially women) to achieve the provision of diversified and nutritious food to their families besides diversified income.
  • The project has established 80 agribusinesses that are functioning, involving 2,000 members (65% women), who have been engaged in value addition and marketing of local crops.
  • The project has established 5 institutional taskforces (4 at woreda and 1 at the zonal level) for supporting the institutionalization of local crops, engaging multi-stakeholders.
  • The institutional task forces have produced woreda level strategic document on the protection and promotion of local crops, which will feed to zonal policy on the subject.


Environment Resilient Economic Development Project

To contribute to a sustainable environmental and economic change through integrated agriculture, economic and environmental protection approaches from January 2020 to December 2022

  • Acres of plantations with the trees of Gravilia
  • Stoves that save fuel, worked for income generation primarily by women SHG members;
  • SHGs save and receive a loan from it small businesses;
  • CA farmers who are empowered to practice the three principles and included in SHGs
  • Green jobs were created for unemployed youths at two critical kebeles from two districts (Bayra Koysha, and Soddo Zuria)


Integrated Youth Employment Services

The overall objective of the project is to achieve integrated green jobs and livelihoods that generate sustainable employment opportunities and income for 8,888 people through environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, socially acceptable, and inclusive approaches

  • Rural youths have received plots of land for investment; these plots of land helped the youths produce, for commerce
  • Youths were able to come together to discuss their pressing issues and rights as well
  • Unemployment has been greatly reduced or eradicated for most involved in
  • Youths were able to come together to impart their energies and abilities
  • Youths were able to understand their very environment and so that reacting accordingly


Humbo supporting value chain addition & market access for SHG farmers’ project

To increase the economic resilience and market opportunities for drought-prone farmers in the Humbo District of Wolaitta Zone in SNNPRS over 4 years

  • High CA practicing by targeted + non-targeted farmers of the district
  • SHGs and CVMs work on trade promotions and value additions on haricot beans, pigeon peas, and maize
  • Pigeon pea is now an accepted crop type by ECX, plus by now the southern center of the collection is established at Soddo which incredibly helps the farmers who produce at large volumes plus the unions as well
  • The aggregation warehouse built for two centers which helps farmers who produce Pigeon Pea plus the CVM, and SHGs
  • Farmers who have aggregated pigeon peas could profit more than those farmers who sell individually


Abela Abaya and Hobicha Emergency Response Project

The project proposes emergency food distribution and one-time agricultural input support as a response mechanism with the aim of contributing to the reduction of vulnerability of the target communities in Abela Abaya and Hobicha Woredas

  • Thousands received compensation seeds and foodstuff aids from TDA
  • Currently, the first-round recipient of the seed aids enjoy their haricot bean grown at their plots
  • Hunger-stricken districts such as ABela Abaya and Hobicha are supported with food aid and seeds as mentioned above



Scaling Conservation Agriculture

New project


Moyale Emergency Food Assistance Project

to support the national relief intervention that aims to minimize mortality and morbidity among drought-affected people

New project