CARE Ethiopia has successfully implemented a wide range of projects in the field of food security and community-based adaptation, particularly focusing on agricultural and pastoralist livelihoods to foster vulnerable households’ awareness of climate impacts and cultivate their capacity to respond, adapt and transform their livelihoods to deal with the short- and long-term implications of climate change. CARE has developed recognized methodologies for this which are focused on climate adaptive capacity, vulnerability analysis and women’s empowerment. CARE has also effectively staged research and advocacy campaigns to influence policies and to strengthen communities in seizing the existing opportunities and holding their governments accountable.

CARE Ethiopia has built up a valuable network of like-minded organizations complementing its strengths, for instance in the area of carbon finance, ecosystem-based adaptation, livelihood strengthening, and policy research and cultivating learning capacities. Through CARE Ethiopia’s long operational history in climate resilient agriculture programing, it has developed strong internal capacity with regards to the implementation and scaling up of climate-friendly practices, in addition to strong technical partnerships.

With regards to partnerships in the climate adaption portfolio, CARE Ethiopia has also piloted low-carbon, soil-fertility-enhancing climate-smart agriculture for smallholders, with Cornell University’s specialists. CARE has developed an extensive network of civil society partner organizations that pursue the same goals and stage similar projects. At the country office level, CARE Ethiopia has experts who specialize in sustainable agriculture, climate-smart livestock production and ecosystem-based adaptation, and gender-responsive resilient agriculture and food security.