Name: UN Joint Programme on accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women in Ethiopia (JP-RWEE)

Institutions: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United National Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Ethiopia

Description: JP-RWEE adopts a multi-sectoral and comprehensive approach to reduce gender inequalities in pastoralist communities related to access to resources, credit, and financial services to improve household food security, women’s decision-making within the household, and women’s participation in the community.

Sourec: UNWOMEN Ethiopia

Source: UN Women Ethiopia

This project will implement the following activities:

  • Strengthening the technical capacity of associations and cooperatives to offer financial products to women farmers and pastoralists
  • Providing training on management of local household food reserves, post-harvest technologies, and agricultural innovations
  • Establishing revolving funds for providing credit to women
  • Providing training onfinancial literacy, entrepreneurship skills, business development, and leadership
  • Providing time- and labor-saving equipment
  • Training facilitators to conduct gender-focused community conversations


Project goal        


 Commodity focus  

   crops   cow