TDA -Projects Info.




Objectives of the project

Past achievements


Hobicha CA + (Food Security) Project



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Church-Community Transformation Project


  • To develop the capacity of 15 LCs in Hobicha district and the WKHC higher-level church structure in CCT holistic approach so that they will envision target churches in CA+ project areas to promote inclusive development in a larger community by the end of February 2022.
  • Churches of Wolayta are empowered to utilize their own local resource in a systematic and efficient way
  • Many destitute and impoverished households were rehabilitated through the support provided by local churches
  • Churches' visibility increased due to this project, which has supported all religions present at the project localities
  • Volunteer work has increased, and lots of Church members have emerged who were able to support the poor around them


Child care and Community Development Program


  • Forward direct and immediate COVID-19 response to reduce the impact of disease
  • To improve the quality of learning of boys and girls in formal and non-formal education
  • Enhance awareness of community members and key stakeholders on child protection and reduce child vulnerability/child trafficking and child labor
  • To increase collaboration by communities with local govt. and other relevant actors in the area of Coronavirus prevention
  • To increase the awareness of the community in regard to Coronavirus and its impact
  • To improve functionality and management of community development projects and processes by CBOs
  • To reduce vulnerability to natural disasters that affect the livelihoods of community members
  • Many children sponsored have been supported in kind and cash; through sponsorship, lots of development works done such as innovating schools, and potable water access
  • The nutritional teachings and awareness brought up changes attitudinally, and in practice
  • HIV/AIDS cases are worked on with great emphasis so that many have been treated psychologically and economically
  • The health aspect is emphasized so that many households act by now considering their health while feeding on foods, etc.
  • Early childcare activities benefited many of the targets
  • Personal hygiene and COVID-19 case worked on involving the target communities so that personal hygiene better aware, and COVID-19 cautions respected by many as well


Thriving Community through Women's Economic Empowerment, Improved climate resilient livelihood, and the engagement of Civil Society Organization.


  • To build resilient livelihoods and sustainable household economies for vulnerable women and households.


  • To enable and capacitate Civil Society Organizations (CSO: SHGs, CLAs, FLAs, NGOs, churches) in dialogues and/or lobby for their rights and the rights of the poor.


  • To enable the local churches is enabled to mobilize their own resources to engage in identifying and meeting the needs of those who are vulnerable within their community.
  • Vulnerable households are empowered to build resilient livelihoods and stronger household economies that are sustainable.
  • Community facilitators trained to support communities in conservation (CA) agriculture, sustainable organic agriculture (SOA)
  • Community groups and model farmers trained on CA, SOA
  • SHG members and community members supported to scale up CA and SOA to reach out to more vulnerable people and be able to diversify livelihood options
  • Liaise with government agricultural extension workers and research stations, universities to obtain technical support to targeted communities
  • Community facilitators trained to support communities in macadamia nuts production.
  • Macadamia production started and Macadamia producers group set up and supported to access value chain/ supply chain benefits
  •  Community DRR plan prepared and integrated in district level DRR plan for district wide use and early warning
  • Community groups and community members supported in market linkages and value chain for better bargaining and product price
  • Inter SHGs/ CLA learning supported in SHGs and CLAs with successful businesses and market linkage history 
  • Households supported to establish individual or family businesses that are thriving
  • SHGs mobilized to access external loan for expanding individual and family businesses
  • Civil Society Organizations (CSO: SHGs, CLAs, FLAs, NGOs, churches) are enabled and with increasing engagement in dialogues or lobbying for their rights and the rights of the poor and vulnerable
  • Facilitators trained on concepts of SHG, FLA, CLA.
  • Support provided at weekly group meetings on saving and loans, management and governance, income generation business skills, and technical and sector skills.
  • Re-evaluate the strength of SHGs and CLAs established to grade them and redefine their roles and improve performance
  • CSOs trained in advocacy and lobbying skills to be able to advocate for their constituencies
  • CSOs supported to lobby and advocate on SHG legalization and right related issues
  • CSOs sensitized in gender issues/ rights (power relations, access to resources, gender based violence)
  • CSOs trained on organizational development/ governance  (vision development, bylaws, financial management, linkages, literacy etc.) for effective representation and accountability
  • CSOs or SHGs supported to develop exit strategy based on key exit  benchmarks
  • CSOs supported on the job to echo the needs of the vulnerable people  in key dialogues with regional and federal government structures
  • CSOs sensitized to engage independently in  lobbying and dialogues at regional and federal government level
  • CSOs trained and supported to conduct learning reviews through CLAs and FLAs
  • Key quality standards  (CHS, complaint mechanism etc.) put in place to insure quality assurance of CSOs
  • CSO data base system established to  monitor progress towards key outcomes
  • CSO partner learning workshops conducted to exchange learning


RESET + Innovation for Resilience Project

Phase out

  • Building Resilience of a rural community in Wolayta through sustainable production, value addition, and marketing of local crop                                   
  • A total of 5,349 (3,269 women) have adopted and have been practicing climate-smart agriculture, particularly conservation agriculture and sustainable organic agriculture, integrating local crops into their farms. The farmers have been practicing the three principles of conservation agriculture, including minimum tillage, permanent soil cover, and crop association.
  • These farmers are achieving diversified and increased crop production, integrating more than 5 local crops such as tubers and root crops like local taro, vegetables like pumpkin, kale, and spices & herbs, including garlic, Artemisia africa, black and white cumin, rosemary, etc. This has enabled them (especially women) to achieve the provision of diversified and nutritious food to their families besides diversified income.
  • The project has established 80 agribusinesses that are functioning, involving 2,000 members (65% women), who have been engaged in value addition and marketing of local crops.
  • The project has established 5 institutional taskforces (4 at woreda and 1 at the zonal level) for supporting the institutionalization of local crops, engaging multi-stakeholders.
  • The institutional task forces have produced woreda level strategic document on the protection and promotion of local crops, which will feed to zonal policy on the subject.


Environment Resilient Economic Development Project


  • To contribute to a sustainable environmental and economic change through integrated agriculture, economic and environmental protection approaches from January 2020 to December 2022
  • Acres of plantations with the trees of Gravilia
  • Stoves that save fuel, worked for income generation primarily by women SHG members;
  • SHGs save and receive a loan from it small businesses;
  • CA farmers who are empowered to practice the three principles and included in SHGs
  • Green jobs were created for unemployed youths at two critical kebeles from two districts (Bayra Koysha, and Soddo Zuria)


Integrated Youth Employment Services

Phase out

  • The overall objective of the project is to achieve integrated green jobs and livelihoods that generate sustainable employment opportunities and income for 8,888 people through environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, socially acceptable, and inclusive approaches
  • Rural youths have received plots of land for investment; these plots of land helped the youths produce, for commerce
  • Youths were able to come together to discuss their pressing issues and rights as well
  • Unemployment has been greatly reduced or eradicated for most involved in
  • Youths were able to come together to impart their energies and abilities
  • Youths were able to understand their very environment and so that reacting accordingly


Humbo supporting value chain addition & market access for SHG farmers’ project


  • To increase the economic resilience and market opportunities for drought-prone farmers in the Humbo District of Wolaitta Zone in SNNPRS over 4 years
  • High CA practicing by targeted + non-targeted farmers of the district
  • SHGs and CVMs work on trade promotions and value additions on haricot beans, pigeon peas, and maize
  • Pigeon pea is now an accepted crop type by ECX, plus by now the southern center of the collection is established at Soddo which incredibly helps the farmers who produce at large volumes plus the unions as well
  • The aggregation warehouse built for two centers which helps farmers who produce Pigeon Pea plus the CVM, and SHGs
  • Farmers who have aggregated pigeon peas could profit more than those farmers who sell individually


Abela Abaya and Hobicha Emergency Response Project

Phase out

  • The project proposes emergency food distribution and one-time agricultural input support as a response mechanism with the aim of contributing to the reduction of vulnerability of the target communities in Abela Abaya and Hobicha Woredas
  • Thousands received compensation seeds and foodstuff aids from TDA
  • Currently, the first-round recipient of the seed aids enjoy their haricot bean grown at their plots
  • Hunger-stricken districts such as ABela Abaya and Hobicha are supported with food aid and seeds as mentioned above




  • Scaling Conservation Agriculture Sustainable Intensification in Wolaita Zone Boloso Sore & Boloso Bombe Districts.

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Moyale Emergency Food Assistance Project


  • to support the national relief intervention that aims to minimize mortality and morbidity among drought-affected people

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Multiple Micro Nutrient Supplementation



  • To provide expertise in areas of nutrition, community mobilization, training, and logistics. Kindo Koysha & Denba Gofa districts of the SNNPR 

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Healthy Behaviors Activity



  • Increase adoption of optimal household health practices
  • Increased demand for health and nutrition services
  • Improved enabling environment for gender-equitable and healthy behaviors

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