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Rehabilitated Grazing Land Improves Livestock Health & Farmer Incomes in Ethiopia

In the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, households that live near communal grazing areas allow their animals to graze freely …

Carl-Birkelo

Carl Birkelo

Chief of Party of USDA Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development – Phase III and ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Ethiopia

Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) III

Background Narrative Ninety percent of crop production is dependent on draft animals. Despite the scale of the livestock industry in …

Women Increase Incomes & Forge Equitable Future in Ethiopia Through Cooperatives

In the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, the Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) II project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, supported a …

Lessons from Eight Years of the Cooperative Development Program 

A few years ago, I was looking over a bank statement and discovered that my bank had taken to charging …

ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia FEED President Award Birkelo

FEED Project Praised by Ethiopian President for Work in Livestock Sector

The Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, …

ACDI/VOCA co-op member learning about health soil

Co-ops’ Commitment to People and Communities

MAVUNO Farmers Cooperative members learn about soil health When you think of a cooperative, or a co-owned enterprise run by …

ACDI/VOCA USAID Ethiopia Brochure

FEED Enhancement for Ethiopian Development Brochure

The Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) project works to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers by improving their access …

Pathway to Nutrition through Women’s Empowerment

ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia FEED II dairy cows

FEED II Helps Ethiopian Smallholder Dairy Farmers Thrive

In 2012, Wegayehu Zenebe was one of 10 smallholder dairy farmers who made up the Selam Dairy Cooperative in Wondo …

Ethiopia Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP)

Improving the Maize Value Chain Through Public-Private Partnerships Background ACDI/VOCA implements USAID’s three-year Feed the Future Ethiopia Advanced Maize Seed …

ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia FEED II project participant Yegnanesh

Helping Entrepreneurs Dream Big and Expand Their Businesses in Ethiopia

In 2013, Yegnanesh Aschale, who lives in northwestern Ethiopia, bought 10 chickens to feed herself and her family. As the …

Rehabilitated Grazing Land Improves Livestock Health & Farmer Incomes in Ethiopia

In the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, households that live near communal grazing areas allow their animals to graze freely …

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