To build the irrigation channel required not just untold hours of labor but ingenuity. How do you get tons of concrete across a raging river when the only bridge is a stretch of logs packed with dirt?
In the rice-growing Artibonite Valley, Oxfam and partners are helping restore a lifeline: irrigation.
Despite tremendous challenges, agriculture can play an essential role in the earthquake recovery.
Climate change is leading to longer, hotter dry periods, shorter growing seasons, and unpredictable rainfall patterns—all of which make it harder for farmers, both experienced and just learning, to decide when to sow and cultivate their crops.
In the hardscrabble landscape of southern Ethiopia, some herders are now trying to till the soil and raise crops. But so much depends on the rain. Will it come when it's needed?
A small irrigation project high in the hills of Colera holds the promise of a better future for local farmers.
A lot has changed in the 25 years since a terrible famine killed about one million Ethiopians. But rural communities still face many problems and that's why investing in agriculture and rural development is so important.
Progress comes in small steps in a village in Etrhiopia.