6 activities 2017 with the combined value of USD 840 k, summarized by
TechnoServe (TNS) Livelihood Support Mejang Biosphere 2017-18 USD 585 001

Agricultural co-operatives

Description

---------------------------------------------- Intervention summary in English This intervention seeks to use TrchnoServe's capacities in market development to stimulate the emergence of sustainable livelihoods opportunities in the biosphere establishment project agreed in cooperation with MELCA in Mejang. (Intervention number 5108014.) the budget for this two year long support project is proposed to be two yeard, 2017-18. During a pilot phase of 15 months, foundations have been established for development of better income opportunities for vulnerable communities, e.g through establishment and strengthening of cooperatives and their surrounding markets. Initial and full scale analyses have been conducted for value chains with particular environment and pro poor potentials such as coffee, honey and spices. Good results during the pilot phase now enable an effective scaling-up of environmental and economic development through the remaining period of biosphere establishment in Mejang; a mutually reinforcing combination of results which are also at the core of the new cooperation strategy for Sweden in Ethiopia. During the here proposed phase of implementation, both cooperatives and other players are expected to be strengthened to the point where economically and environmentally sustainable income opportunities are improved for vulnerable forest communities. The full effect of these improvements will not materialize in the two years of activity, but effects are expected to be tangible and sufficient to a point where additional external funding should not be required for effects to sustain. As further depicted in the results framework, 10-30% improvements in income are likely to materialize; the size depending on different enabling conditions for change for different ethnical and socioeconomic groups. This assessment is qualified as "Limited", due to the fact that it is a support intervention to 5108014, and due to both quality of partnership and experience which has been established under the pilot phase in 2016. Additional assessment of capacities and potentials is therefore not considered useful. The here proposed budget of 15 MSEK is 5 MSEK higher than the budget originally envisioned for income generating activities in Mejang. This adjustment is justified by the fact that TNS has demonstrated potential not only to ensure achievement of the results originally envisioned for income generation of cooperatives in Mejang, but also demonstrated potential to stimulate changes in market systems that can be expected to substantially improve sustainability of results while also extending numbers of beneficiaries from a few thousand to over forty thousand.

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-6-10679A0101-ETH-31194

HoAREC 2016-2021: Gambella integrated land development plan (phase I & II) USD 140 400

Agricultural land resources

Description

Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network has applied to Sida for funding of 9.2 million SEK to carry out the "Integrated Landuse and Development Plan Project" in Gambella Regional state

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-6-10288A0101-ETH-31130

Inducing novel resistance in wheat towards stem rust (Ug99) - for improved food security in East Africa, Middle East and Central Asia USD 46 800

Agricultural research

Description

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the world's most important food crops providing 20 percent of all calories and protein to the human population. Emerging new races of the wheat stem rust pathogen (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) threaten wheat production primarily in East Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, but also the globally. Stem rust disease outbreaks in sensitive wheat may result in 100% reduction in yield, thus severely threaten food security. We have recently discovered and described a wheat-rye substitution line, 'SLU238', possessing a novel gene towards these emerging new races of the stem rust pathogen. We have transferred this novel gene (Sr59) to a Chinese Spring (CS) ph1b mutant wheat background through application of the breakage-fusion mechanism. Simultaneously, we also developed Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) markers that can differentiate the presence of this specific gene, thereby being useful in practical plant breeding. Still, our discovery of the Sr59 gene does not contribute to food security as the gene has not yet been transferred to locally adapted wheat material. Our aim with this proposal is to 1) transfer the Sr59 resistance gene into adapted wheat genotypes; 2) secure agronomic and quality performance of these genotypes; and 3) transfer this new wheat into local systems of genotype improvements and variety spreading to farmers within the different regions that this proposal target (East Africa, Middle East and Central Asia).

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

The Swedish Research Council

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-29-2016-05806_3-238-31182

Development of odor-based tools for push-pull management of fruit flies. USD 46 800

Agricultural research

Description

In Africa, a guild of native and invasive fruit fly species batters horticultural production, and threatens food production, food security and revenue, particularly of smallholder farmers. Here we propose to develop a set of odor-based tools that can be employed in push-pull strategies for sustainable control of fruit flies. These include: Development of a general fruit-odor based bait that target females across the fruit fly guild, Development a food-odor based bait that attracts multiple fruit fly species, Research and development of the use of native Cleoma gynandra as a 'catch crop' of Bactrocera spp, Field trials of baits and trap crop in suppressing fly populations, Unravel the parapheromone detection circuitry in fruit flies to rationally enhance baits. Cognizant of the fact that no silver bullet can lead to sustainable control of fruit flies, particularly not in low-income countries, we thus aim for development of a set of tools, that together with e.g. biological control, cultural practices, repellents, provide management options adapted to local agroecological settings.

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

The Swedish Research Council

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-29-2016-05660_2-238-31182

Towards sustainable agriculture and increased food security in Ethiopia: The use of beneficial native soil bacteria to increase crop drought tolerance USD 28 782

Agricultural research

Description

Drought with low nutrient efficiency is a major agricultural problem in Ethiopian agriculture leading to poverty as agriculture is a mainstay for the country. Owning to climate change the problem will harden in near future We propose application of beneficial native soil bacteria to increase crop drought tolerance and nutrient use. The bacteria were isolated from harsh environments in Israel and Arizona and developed for field application in Egypt. Our recent studies reveal five times greater survival and 78% higher biomass in inoculated plants under drought stress using the bacterial consortia from the harsh environments. To the best of our knowledge, such a strong improvement of drought tolerance by bacterial inoculation has not been reported before. In frame of the proposed project we prepare legal documents and optimise the bacterial beneficial effect via development of the tagging and monitoring system for the bacterial consortia and their active principles. This kind of precision management will enable us to follow the performance of the bacterial consortia under field applications. The planned research project is part of the larger framing project and deals with the major cereals in Ethiopia. Special attention is paid to the method communication to Ethiopian private sector and integration of stakeholder. The work is planned in accordance with present and emerging initiatives at Ethiopian national Swedish and global level.

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

The Swedish Research Council

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-29-2014-4035-238-31182

ORDA Harvest Plus 2013-15(17) - ORDA Next Phase USD -7 471

Agricultural development

Description

Objectives: Approx. 2150 smallholder irrigators will produce and supply high value crops to the market 2) Increasing households income s 3) Improve household gender relation 4 Based on HARVEST improve ORDA's ability to serve the poor in rural Amhara

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-6-5108008902-ETH-31120

Year Value (SEK) Value (USD)
2019 SEK 10,4 m USD 1.2 m
2018 SEK 20,8 m USD 2.4 m
2017 SEK 7,2 m USD 840 k
2016 SEK 22,2 m USD 2.6 m
2015 SEK 11,1 m USD 1.3 m
2014 SEK 6,7 m USD 973 k
2013 SEK 9,4 m USD 1.4 m
2012 SEK 18,2 m USD 2.7 m
2011 SEK 13,5 m USD 2.1 m
2010 SEK 5,7 m USD 788 k
2009 SEK 15,7 m USD 2.1 m
2008 SEK 1,1 m USD 157 k
2007 SEK 17,2 m USD 2.6 m
2006 SEK 503 t USD 68.3 k
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2003
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2001 SEK 5,4 m USD 522 k
2000 SEK 1,1 m USD 115 k
1999 SEK 6,2 m USD 752 k
1998 SEK 3,2 m USD 403 k

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Ethiopia

Human Development Index
174
(Ranking 187 countries, 2015)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
573.6
(Per capita in USD, 2014)
World’s aid (ODA) as percentage of GDI
8.0 %
(ODA, 2014)
Swedish part of total aid (ODA)
1.0 %
(ODA, 2014)

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

This sector involves support based around agriculture, forestry and fishing, including politics, reforms, research and education/trainings. For example agriculture cooperatives, forestry development or fishing policy as well as administrative management.