A glimmer of hope for survival

The rural communities in Ambassel, Tehuledere, Bati, and Dewachefaworedas are challenged by erratic rainfall distribution, drought, flood, and pest infestation. These extreme events affect the agricultural productivity and income of smallholders. The communities’ ability to adapt to disasters is low due to lack of knowledge and skill. In most of the target kebeles (neighborhoods), drought…

A BIG life transformation

Mrs. Lina Keji has been employed as a cleaner at Gabat Primary School since 2009. When IIRR introduced Bio-Intensive Gardening in the school, she was excited to see children being taught how to dig, and carry out farming activities. She was particularly excited with the first harvest of eggplants. Lina says that this was a…