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ABCD IN ACTION: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA PRESENTED BY: BY ERMIYAS TADESSE ANTIGONISH, CANADA MAY 2014.

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1 ABCD IN ACTION: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA PRESENTED BY: BY ERMIYAS TADESSE ANTIGONISH, CANADA MAY 2014

2 Introduction  Ethiopia- located in the horn of Africa and orgin of man kind ‘Lucy’, 13 months of sunshine, more than 82 language and with the total population of more than 90 million.  Ethiopia people has strong and rich cultural, social capital and traditional associations- equib, idder, senbete, jige, wonfel, debere, churchs, geda system, etc.  Regardless of multifaceted values, as in other part of the world, the community development approach dominated by external driven in Ethiopia  Context and development experiences of Ethiopia, Oxfam Canada initiated citizen-led and asset-based approach in partnership with Coady to promote of local ownership and “soft” elements in provoking and sustaining real change.  Oxfam –Canada and Coady International Institute initiated an ABCD programme in Ethiopia partnering with six NGOs (Agri-service Ethiopia, iDE, SEDA, SOS Sahel, Hundee and KMG Ethiopia) since  Now Oxfam in collaboration with Coady currently implementing ABCD embedded Value Chain Development/next level of ABCD

3 Oxfam Canada has been operating in Amhara, Benishangul, Oromiya and SNNP Regions

4 Where are we now? What are the processes of ABCD? What are the results?

5 Process of ABCD TOT on basic ABCD approaches, tools and practice Sensitization workshop with Government stakeholders and the community Community asset mapping Community economic analysis

6 Community Action Plan (CAP) 6 NoActivitiesUnit Amou nt Time FrameResponsibility CommunityGovNGOOthers 1 Improve Lentil Production, productivity and market access 1.1 Market Information Collection and Dissemination Frequency108January- MayX 1.2 Market the production on time based on market information Qunt27,787January- MayX 1.3Purchase improved seedQunt1,170June-AugustXXX 1.4Purchase Bio-fertilizerPack18,720June-AugustXXX 1.5Purchase ChemicalsLiter3,120June-AugustXXX 1.6Spray the chemicals on timeLiter3,120October-NovXX 1.7 Collect information when the Disease and Pest will occur FrequencySep-NovXXX 1.8Purchase ChemicalsLiter3,120June-AugustX 2Construct Road Km186km/yearXXXX 3 Electricity power for Hine village Km18 In 3 years period XXXX 4 Saving Money for the purpose of Lentil production activities Birr 18,158,4 00 6,052,800/ye ar X 5 Livestock breed improvement No1,170390/yearXXXX 6Prepare hand dug-well No XXX

7 ABCD community Action Plan (CAP) 7  Validation of the ABCD process and outcomes (visioning and action plan )

8 ABCD plus VCD/next level Communi ty economic analysis Commo dity selecti on Input, Output and service Overall mappin g Opport unity identifi cation Commo dity action plannin g Validat ion Implem entatio n M&E Producer led value chain development

9 Results Resource mobilization  Individual local contributions – ETH per HH; total Birr 37,  Mobilizing contributions from outside (including Local diaspora)  Mobilizing Idirs =ETHB 30,000  Fund raising at local level – grains & chickens.  GO - provides technical support, e.g. survey and designing of the road  Private actors – Renting dozers in reasonable prices  CBI- linking with government  Voluntary labour, materials  Volunteer management (leaders) TEBO ABCD community group

10 Results………… Community investment on water pump. Env’tal sustainability & alternative income for women.

11 Results……………….. Lack of technology. Burdon reduced &partnership with private sector.

12 What are our roles?  Capacity building  BDS  Leadership and finance  Agronomic skill  Marketing  Post harvest  ABCD trainings  Cross-cutting  Market information, promotion and linkage  REFELECT (Functional adult literacy)  ABCD focused learning  Leverage fund

13 What is next?

14 What is next 1. Household economic analysis /economic literacy at household level  How - The community action plan + household economic analysis (using as planning tools) - Facilitators help them to do and the coop people will help the household - This will help them to utilize existing opportunity, enhancing investment, create jobs within community, reduce leaks,…. - Adult Functional Literacy program will compliment this action…

15 What is next……………. 2. Testing more producers led value chain development with Oxfam Affiliates  Through training of their field staffs and sharing of the manual 3. Replicating ABCD Approaches within Oxfam Affiliates(America, Spain and Great Britain)  SMS  Sharing through our quarterly bulletin  Training  Working and sharing with Economic Justice team  Field visit 4. Organizing national and regional workshop to share experience and lesson of using ABCD  Organizing learning workshop 5. Closely working with CANGO to promote ABCD 6. Sensitization of ABCD approach 7. Strengthening partnership/connecting ABCD community  Financial institution,  Research institution  Input providers  Government  Traders at different level  Private sectors, etc

16 Opportunities  Commitments of Oxfam Canada in using ABCD approach  Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan encourages community asset mobilization.  Reach practical experience of ABCD in Ethiopia and local and international NGOs shows interest to adopt ABCD.  Producer led Value Chain Tools were tested and the result is promising. Rich practical experience in PLVA in different commodities and context.  The number of ABCD communities are emerging and pave the way for cross learning from each other.

17 “No body has everything and nobody has nothing. Every body has something to contribute”.

18 Thank You


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