Oxfam in Ethiopia

Gebru Kahsay inspects his teff field with his grandson. Supporting farmers is a major element of Oxfam's programme in Ethiopia. Photo: Eva-Lotta Jansson/Oxfam America

From our staff

Mulu Tesfaye, Agriculture Programme Manager

 Oxfam is working here to help rural farmers earn a better living. We enable people to earn more and to have a say in decisions that affect their lives. It is my dream to see an Ethiopia free from food aid.

We've helped people start exporting crops directly to Europe. This is a transformation. But in terms of the biggest successes I've seen, one woman in particular comes to mind.

She is a member of one of the unions that Oxfam supports, and her dedication has made her an example for others to follow. The Prime Minister even gave her a prize that honours successful farmers.


Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Ethiopia (PDF, 284KB)

The impact of our work: School text books

Video: Textbooks to Ethiopia

Thanks to your support, children in this Ethiopian class each have their own textbook.

Video: Textbooks to Ethiopia

In 2012-13 Oxfam helped:

550,000
people in
Ethiopia



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