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Food security: Reducing the vulnerability of communities in Ethiopia

A case study about a community acting together to address its vulnerabilities

2009 Available in English

In 2008, a Tearfund partner began to use the participatory assessment of disaster risk (PADR) tool to help reduce the vulnerability of poor rural communities in their target areas. One such community was Gale Wargo, which is particularly vulnerable to food insecurity.

This short case study tells how the partner facilitated the participation of 300 men, women and young people who together analysed the hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities of its local community. They then agreed on actions that could be carried out to lessen the severity of the defined hazards and reduce some of the vulnerabilities.

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