Women's Cooperatives Boost Agriculture, Savings in Rural Ethiopia

Through women's cooperatives, a joint UN programme provides training in agricultural techniques, improved seeds and time-saving machinery, while also granting loans and encouraging saving.

Kamso Bame takes care of her sheep by her grass-roofed house. Among her long-term plans are to build a new roof with corrugated iron sheets.

First from right, Alima Bakuye with some of the members inside the women cooperative’s newly established modern cattle-fattening facility through the support of the joint programme.

Tulule Knife uses the modern grain storage facility known as metallic silo that her village administration awarded her for successfully applying the line sowing approach to her wheat farm. It also keeps her grain safer.

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