With a population of more than 96 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populated country of Sub-Saharan Africa. The rapid growth of the population challenges the availability of natural resources extremely. The economy is based prevalently on sheep farming and agriculture, but the droughts to which the country is often exposed to create frequent crises, alimentary insecurity and great migratory flows.

To face this problem, since 1995, COOPI has been trying to reduce the levels of malnutrition among the most vulnerable groups, through direct interventions of alimentary security. Additionally, COOPI has been aiming to improve the income of little farmers and artisans through the integration and the diversification of means of subsistence and the increase of production capacities so that communities have the possibility of becoming self sufficient.

To reinforce the resilience during climatic shocks, COOPI facilitates access to drinking water and promotes efficient systems of irrigation, improves the hygienic services in private households, schools and within sanitary structures and supports the diffusion of correct hygienic practices.

Despite its efforts regarding energetic solutions, Ethiopia suffers from limited access to electricity, leading to a strong dependence on biomass for households and families to keep warm and cook.  Through the production of energy saving stoves and the promotion of solar energy, we have not only promoted the development of local economic initiatives, but also a more integrated and careful approach of natural resources by the communities.

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

The situation in Ethiopia

The results of COOPI

Illiteracy rate
Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition
Didascalia da inserire

International staff
Local staff





    Ethiopia ultima modifica: 2015-03-23T21:28:40+00:00 da coopi