One of the characteristics of dryland areas is low and erratic rainfall often leading to droughts. Recurring droughts may then lead to land degradation further threatening agriculture and food security.Read more »
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.
The Malian Government and its development partners have made tremendous efforts in the realization of pastoral infrastructures. The setting up of these infrastructures has been an important asset in the development of pastoralism. However, the different stakeholders have forgotten or have refused to develop and implement accompaniment measures helping not only to operationalize but also make profitable and sustainable the infrastructures set up. The result is that nearly all of them have disappeared or have ceased to be operational. Read more »
Rain water harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years in different parts of the world, in towns as well as in rural areas. Several of these traditional practices have been improved and are now being used via development projects to enhance the access to water where it is insufficient. Read more »
DCG's factsheet on water harvesting Read more »
The purpose of this study is to review the available literature and studies relevant to the disaster of drought and desertification in Sudan. Read more »
A wider scale of water harvesting technology dissemination program has been carried out in Ethiopia since 2002/03.The research presented in this report was conducted with the aim of evaluating the implementation of the program and its impacts thus far, and to identify the major technical and socio-economic constraints to the wider utilization of the on-farm level household ponds. Read more »