With a population of more than 96 million, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa and it is precisely this rapid population growth that is stretching available resources to breaking point. The economy is based predominantly on sheep farming and agriculture, but droughts regularly affecting the country make it prone to frequent crises.
In order to tackle this problem, COOPI has worked since 1995 to reduce the level of malnutrition in mothers and children, to improve both nutrition and small farmers’ income levels through the integration and diversification of means of subsistence and productivity intensification.
Resilience to shocks is strengthened by facilitating the access to drinking water and efficient irrigation systems. Accordingly, we improve sanitation in homes, schools and healthcare facilities and support the dissemination of good hygiene practices.
Ethiopia also suffers from a lack of access to electricity and strong reliance on biomass. Indeed, we have encouraged the development of local economic initiatives along with the safeguarding of natural resources, through the introduction of energy-saving stoves and the promotion of solar energy.

*Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet

The situation in Ethiopia

The results of COOPI



173/187
ISU
61%
Illiteracy rate
45%
Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition
Didascalia da inserire


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113.431
Beneficiaries
2
International staff
46
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