Bahiru is working for NGO Sustainable Natural Resource Management Association. He is the Project Facilitator for a tenant natural forest within his target area.
Doni is currently working for Vision of Community Development Association in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a Project Officer (funded by Tree Aid).
He is currently working at Ambo University as a Lecturer. As a lecturer he is required to teach pharmacology, physiology and toxicology to animal science and veterinary science students. He also expected researches the broad area of animal production of health.
Nebiat is currently working as a Project Officer for Intermon Oxfam in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. He is working with highly vulnerable communities who face frequent drought, flood and other natural disasters.
Negasi currently works as a Community Facilitator for Farm Africa. His role and responsibilities are to facilitate project participants in identification and targeting, facilitate community meetings and prepare community action plan, document & record the ongoing activities, outputs and outcomes.
Teklay works in the Office of Agriculture and Rural Development as an Office Manager. His main responsibilities are to help farmers enhance their production and train farmers in new technologies and research-based practice.
People in Mesfin’s community have been bombarded with free hand-outs and relieve aids. This (though needed sometimes saves lives) has sapped the confidence and self-belief of the people which render them powerless and hopeless. This ultimately kills any prospect of local innovation and problem-solving skills. What he gained from his study is a way of insulating confidence, hope and self-belief through proper communication channels and promotion of local innovations.
Read Mesfin’s case study here.
Negus gained the knowledge, skills and practice that enabled him to provide improved services for the dry land farmers in his country
Koronso has continued his work helping farmers and the poor community. With his knowledge, he has improved the situation for the farmers in the northern regions of Ethiopia.
Dejene is looking to use his experience to train students in the field of natural resource management and agricultural skills within Universities.
Dubale returned home to continue working for FARM-Africa.
Awol is applying his new skills by rejoined the Multipurpose Community Development Project as well as working with other organisations focused on sustainable rural development.
Michael is now busy working with FARM-Africa in Kenya.
Upon returning home, Benyam, joined an NGO at a capacity that allowed him to help design projects to help improve the lives of farmers.
Sinishaw hoped to work for a local or international company involved in the production and export of horticultural crops. He also hoped to be involved in research activities for horticultural crop development.
After Worku completed his studies he returned to Ethiopia to work to apply his knowledge and skills to benefit the rural community in the drought prone areas of the country.
Abraham works on a number of programmes that focus on rural development, livelihood security and social development. His intervention brings meaningful change to the lives of farmers who are located in the far South of Ethiopia, cut off from government development initiatives due to the areas inaccessibility.
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