Projects


Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change through Conservation Farming in Ethiopia

2012-2014

DCG, in partnership with the Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), the Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI), and Hawassa University (HU), are working to strengthen rural farmers' adaptive capacity to the effects of climate change in three regions of Ethiopia (Tigray, Amhara,and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region- SNNPR) by testing the effects of various CF techniques on finger millet, maize, sorghum, and teff production.



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Should Pastoralists be sedentarized?

2012

The main objective of the study will be to examine the extent to which sedentarization of pastoralists has a significant impact on the livelihood and food security of the sedentarizers.

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Sahelian Climate Change Adaptation Best practices

2012

The goal of the project is to contribute to the understanding of different development actors in DCG and DF partners working in different pastoral regions on the climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation practices among the Ethiopian pastoral communities.

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Awareness raising on Rio Conventions (UNFCC, UNCCD, and UNCBD)

2011-2012

The overall objective of this project is to create awareness of state and non-state actors on the Rio Convections and effective implementation of same as well as the need for these Conventions in natural resource management and climate change effects in drylands of Ethiopia.

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Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Practices for Pastoralists

2012-2013

The purpose of the project is to document the knowledge on climate adaptation mechanisms of the selected pastoralist groups and disseminate these findings to relevant stakeholders. The project will result in a comprehensive documentation of locally available technologies, strategies and good practices of climate change adaptation and communicate and disseminate them so as to enhance climate change adaptation capacity both at policy and community level.

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Developing Feed Conservation Options to Improve Livestock Productivity of Sedentarised Pastoralists

2010-2011

The main purpose of the project is to identify potential feed resources that can be used as an input for feed conservations technologies and test affordable options which can improve livestock production that contribute to food security for vulnerable households of sedentarised pastoralists.

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Research to reduce Mycotoxin contamination

2010-2012

The over all objectives of the project are to identify the extent of mycotoxin contamination in groundnut as well as develop appropriate packages to promote production of high quality groundnuts in drylands.

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Assessment of the functioning and impact of land and water contracts

2008-2009

The overall aim of this study is to assess the impact of the different forms of land and water contract arrangements on land management and efficiency of resource use at plot level in irrigated farming systems of the highlands.

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The ‘Black-Box’ of Ethiopian Agricultural Produce Price Formation and its Determinants

2009-2010

In marketing studies, the following are important points to be addressed. How are prices of a commodity determined? Are the prices responsive to changes in the underlying forces of demand and supply? Who ‘sets’ the produce price? How is the produce price affected by the intermediaries’ market power, and the risk and uncertainties in the output price? How about the impact of asymmetry in price transmission and market information? Do climate changes, changing policies and institutional settings affect produce price formation?

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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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