Browsing: Livestock farming in Ethiopia

Borana region
  • Borana region is home to an estimated 1.2 million people, half of whom are women.
  • These communities rely heavily on pastoralism for their livelihoods, making them particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
  • In March 2023, over 3.3 million livestock perished due to lack of water, leaving more than 67,000 households without means of economic support.

For decades, millions of people in Ethiopia’s Borana region have borne the brunt of the loss of livelihoods as climate change-induced disasters cause the death of their livestock, leaving them vulnerable to economic difficulties.

This story is, however, set to change following the African Development Fund’s $46.02 million grant to the Borana region to improve water access and sanitation in the area.

This funding, designated for Phase 2 of the Borana Resilient Water Development for Improved Livelihoods Program, is a vital investment in the well-being and future of the region’s pastoral communities.…