Projects


Utilization of composted baggasse, water hyacinth and banana wastes in reclamation of desert soils

2010-2013

Inputs of organic materials play a central role in the productivity of many tropical farming systems by providing nutrients through decomposition and substrate for synthesis of soil organic matter. Organic inputs are currently of low quality and insufficient quantity to maintain soil fertility.

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Study of major camel diseases

2008-2009

The Borana and Guji pastoralists, who have traditionally been based on cattle husbandry for milk production and wealth storage, have recently developed considerable interest in camel production. This research activity is conducted in food insecure pastoral areas of Borana and Guji with the major aim of improving performances of camels through disease control.

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Analysis of Indigenous Social Institutions and their Role in Rural Livelihood

2009-2010

This study will contribute to the understanding of the role of local institutions and organizations in the design and implementation of strategies (such as disaster risk management) , as well as the role of local authorities in building community social capital for coping with risks and sustainable natural resource management.

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Examining the Link among Recent Land Use Policy, Food Security and Land Management

2010-2011

The purpose of this research project is to generate knowledge and contribute to the development of appropriate land use policy in the semi-arid pastoral and agropastoral systems.

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Changes and threats facing nomads in drylands

2010

Sudan, in general, and the study area in particular is the homeland of the largest remaining traditional pastoralist population in the African Sahel. Most of this pastoral population inhabits the sparsely populated, dry marginal areas, furthest from centers of economic and political power.

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Ecofarm Sudan

2006-2010

The Ecofarm research project is intended to test, verify and introduce technologies that could contribute to improving crops and livestock productivity and enhance the food security and income of the population, and reduce conflict over natural resources.

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Management of Pastoral Resources

2008 - 2010

The conflicts are becoming more and more violent between herders and farmers due to the narrowing of corridors for animal mobility due to extensions of cropping areas, and between sedentary pastoralists and mobile around recession pastures of the lakes.

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Impact of Land Certification on Sustainable Land Resource Management

2010-2011

This study will look at the impact that land redistribution and certification has brought about in terms of attaining sustainable land development and food security in the dryland areas of the Amhara Region.

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Study on Impacts of and Adaptation to Climate Change

2010-2011

This study aims to identify the actual and potential impacts of climate change on different Ethiopian ecological zones and related livelihood systems.

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