TWA is running several other projects in Ethiopia concerned with agricultural production and community development.
We teach men and women farmers improved techniques of crop production; soil and pest management using organic methods; and animal breeding and husbandry using our model farmers. Farmers to farmers experience sharing and learning is the main focus to teach farmers at the farmer field. Model Farms set up in the communities act as spurs for new farming practices and businesses.
Support to launch specific agricultural sectors
We help start-up producers, such as poultry farmers or Horticulture development, with seed finance and field expertise.
By giving special support to women’s groups trying to set up family-run businesses in agriculture.
We are applying our water-sourcing expertise to improve irrigation systems for farming communities. This is enhancing crop yields and expanding the variety of crops, helping to generate local businesses and self-sufficiency.
We are planning to launch a fish-farm at Mydimu Lake, 15km from Shire. The lake covers more than six hectares and has been stocked with edible fish. We are organizing farming cooperative to manage the resource, as well as retail businesses for marketing. The venture will generate a new sector of employment and improve nutritional diet in the community.