Real Impact: Ethiopia - Productive Safety Net Program Plus

Agriculture is the primary source of food and income for most Ethiopians, employing 84 percent of people in the country. But for several decades, Ethiopia has suffered from recurring food shortages that have led to malnutrition, disease, and famine. These food shortages are brought on and worsened by droughts, floods, and soil depletion caused by climate change.

Water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues also impact millions of Ethiopians. Just 49 percent of the population has access to safe water and just 21 percent has access to appropriate sanitation.