ClimDev Fund boosts Ethiopia’s climate and weather services

Over the last 10 years, millions of households across Ethiopia have experienced recurring drought. Food shortage due to erratic rainfall has made the country highly dependent on international food aid.

A $1 million investment by the ClimDev Fund at the African Development Bank has helped Ethiopia to improve its capacity to cope with climate irregularities, and build resilience to climate change through high quality weather and climate services.

By 2025, the project’s investments are expected to lower the number of people affected by droughts and floods and land degradation from 6 million to 2 million; as well as reduce the loss of livestock due to drought over pastoral areas of the country by nearly 20 percent.

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