New Resilience Project Supports Pastoralist Ethiopia
Addis Ababa - USAID launched the Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project today to respond to increasing pressures on pastoralist livelihoods. The new project will support sustainable improvements in resilience among pastoralists to allow them to withstand increasingly frequent weather and market shocks that threaten the well-being of their communities and families. At the same time, PRIME will address the reality that many households will continue to transition out of the pastoralist lifestyle and will support the development of non-pastoral livelihoods. PRIME will stimulate increased productivity and competitiveness in the livestock and livestock products markets, increase communities’ ability to adapt to a changing climate and increase food security and nutrition, improve alternative livelihood options through essential skills transfer including literacy and numeracy, basic employability skills, and entrepreneurship and technical training.
USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller presented the keynote address at the event, which was opened by State Minister of Agriculture Sileshi Getahun and attended by federal and regional government officials, private sector representatives, and local and international implementing partners.
PRIME Launch Press Release, English [PDF, 62kb]
PRIME Launch Press Release, Amharic [PDF, 108kb]