Farmer Finance

Ethiopia

Impact

WOCCU's "Enhancing Food Security and Rural Livelihoods in Ethiopia" program assists rural savings and credit cooperatives in financing agricultural production and investment, mobilizing savings and providing a range of non-financial services such as small infrastructure investments to improve famers' access to markets.

The project will assist:

  • 35,000 farmers gaining access to financing from their credit union
  • 9,300 farmers using new farming techniques
  • 13,950 acres under production with improved agricultural practices
  • 210,000 family members benefiting from improved agricultural practices
  • 1,500 credit union board members trained in basic financial management skills

Impact as of March 31, 2012


As of March 2012 Target

Number of Members/Farmers

21,817
35,000
Number of RUSACCOs

89
165
Number of Rusacco board members trained

206
1,500
Number of farmers using new techniques

1,849
9,300

Community infrastucture projects

1
80
RUSACCOS using revolving funds
89

New Crops

Maize

Teff

Wheat

Agricultural Finance

Program Goals


Tools