Farmer Abebe Moliso participates in WFP’s MERET Programme. MERET stands for Managing Environmental Resources to Enable Transition (to more sustainable livelihoods). MERET participants live in land-degraded areas, and do environmentally focused public works, receiving food from WFP in return. Their investment in sustainable land and water management practices protects them from environmental shocks and generates income through sales of a range of crops. By intercropping and diversifying his land use — growing beans, cabbage, bamboo, papaya, rosemary and more — Abebe and his wife have boosted their income and can provide for their eight children.