Ethiopia is highly vulnerable to a wide range of climatic related hazard. Climate change is threatening the fragile nexus by making rainfall more erratic and increasing the frequency and intensity of environmental shocks such as extreme weather (Hoscilo et al. 2015), leading to crop failure. Drought has always been frequent in Ethiopia and it affects almost all agricultural products (Asnake 2007). Consequently, it may lead to famine, resettlement and migration. These pressures are exacerbated by population pressure and land use change leading to land degradation, soil erosion and damages to vital ecosystem services. In addition, method for mapping of major crops grown in Ethiopia is lacking. Moreover, information on local crop performance and crop yield status for dissemination to local communities, governments, and stakeholders is required to take actionable measures. Responding to these challenges, Ethiopia requires models considering its environmental setting including the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics to use timely and relevant information on crop mapping and crop yield estimation for more resilient food systems. In close partnership, AfricCultRes delivers this capacity through a co-developed method, capability and capacity building programme to understand the nexus and lay the foundations for a resilient future.