Partners for Change has successfully worked with small farmers for many years, introducing drought resistant crops, new breeds of livestock, improved feed, water harvesting and irrigation techniques
Partners for Change Ethiopia (PfC) and JeCCDO were established together over thirty years ago during the famine of 1984/5. Working in close partnership we saved the lives of thousands of orphan children.
We continue to work in Ethiopia today, enabling the poorest communities to end child poverty.
There is no greater threat to a child’s life than a natural disaster such as drought and floods. The young are the first to die. In Ethiopia today there is a greater occurrence of extreme weather. Whilst ten years ago the rains could be predicted to fall at certain times of the year, now this is not so certain. There is a greater risk of drought and often when the rain does fall it does so extremely hard, causing floods and damage to crops. Ethiopian farmers mostly rely on traditional farming methods, they sow and plant at the same time of the year as their parents used to, use the same type of seeds that are no longer suited to long periods of dry weather.
Partners for Change has successfully worked with small farmers for many years, introducing drought resistant crops, new breeds of livestock, improved feed, water harvesting and irrigation techniques. Recently PfC has been asked by regional governments to help farming families survive the terrible drought that has swept northern and north eastern Ethiopia. We are proud to be working in partnership with Anglia Farmers, an organisation that has done so much to help the farming community in the U.K. We hope you will join us to enable Ethiopian farmers to adapt to the changing climate and to not only survive but thrive and prosper.
Anglia Farmers is supporting the Ethiopia Farmers Appeal as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility and to promoting sustainable farming in the UK and across the world.