November 2, 2006

Oromo: Oxfam GB Executing 30 Million Pound Development Works

Oxfam Great Britain has reportedly been executing a programme which would improve the livelihood of farmers in three states with 30 million pound.

Oxfam Great Britain, a non-governmental organization, has reportedly been executing a programme which would improve the livelihood of farmers in three states with 30 million pound.

Speaking at a workshop organized to popularize the programme here Monday, Food Security Programme Coordinator with Oxfam GB, Sue Le Mesurier, said the organization has been undertaking various development activities in Benshangul-Gumz, Oromia and Amhara states so as to enable farmers become food self-sufficient.

Assistance would be extended to farmers in selected areas of the states to improve their farming methods so as to boost productivity and also produce cash crops, she added.

The development projects to be undertaken in the coming 12 years would benefit 1.5 million people, according to Le Mesurier.

Coordinator of non-governmental organizations with Benshangul-Gumz State Finance and Economic Development Bureau, Tesfaye Ejigu, on his part said the intended development works would help improve the livelihood of farmers and pastoralists in the state, adding that monitoring and supervision would be made to ensure that the budget is utilized appropriately.