Description/achievement of initiative
In Ethiopia rural women lag behind in access to land property, economic opportunities, and financial assets. Women farmers perform up to 75% of farm labor but hold only 18.7% of the agricultural land in the country. The SDG-F has been working in the regions of Oromo and Afar and using a multifaceted approach to generate gender-sensitive agricultural extension services, support the creation of cooperatives, promote the expansion of women-owned agribusiness and increase rural women’s participation in rural producer associations, financial cooperatives and unions.
This SDG Fund programme has been developed as a separate and differentiated component of the Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, implemented by the Government of Ethiopia and UN agencies, and coordinated by UN Women. The total programme budgets reaches 3 million $, of which 50% is funded by the SDG-F.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
UN Agencies: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP
National partners: Government Ministries, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute, regional micro-finance institutes