PRIME (Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion) is a five-year project led by Mercy Corps Ethiopia in partnership with international and local organizations. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), PRIME focuses on selected districts of Ethiopia’s Afar, Oromiya and Somali regions.

Estimated Beneficiaries: 250,000 households

Period: October 2012-September 2017

Funding: US $62 million, USAID

Implementing Partners: Mercy Corps (lead), Aged and Children Pastoralists Association (ACPA), Action for Integrated Sustainable Development (AISDA), CARE, Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD), Haramaya University, Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committee (Havoyoco), Kimetrica, SOS Sahel.