AfricaRISING Project- Local agro-ecological knowledge as a basis for sustainable intensification of tree- crop- livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands: Endamahoni Woreda, Tigray Region

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Created Tuesday 7th of April, 2015
Last updated Thursday 5th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract This study provides results from local knowledge studies conducted in Endamahoni woreda, Tigray region, Ethiopia. The local knowledge was used as a means of understanding fine-scale variation in a non-homogenous smallholder system in the wheat-belt of the Ethiopian highlands. The research was supported through the USAID funded project Africa RISING (Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation). The project was launched as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address global hunger and food security issues in key farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa. This study was focussed on identifying existing sustainable intensive agricultural methods. The study also collected local knowledge on agricultural methods so as to assist in the development and implementation of appropriately adapted technologies to intensify production of crops, livelihood and household production without extending the areas subject to cultivation. Research Objectives The research objectives of the study were: · To characterize agro-ecological knowledge of farmers in the Africa RISING project sites · To identify and map out community resources · To assess land use and livelihood strategies at the household level · To characterise existing tree cover and assess the drivers of tree cover change · To determine temporal variation in availability of provisioning services (income, fuel, livestock feed, crops, labour.)
Principal investigator Cronin, Martha (World Agroforestry Centre)
Partners World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Bangor University, International Livestock Research Insitute (ILRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), United States Agency for International Development (US AID), Feed the Future, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact person Cronin, Martha (World Agroforestry Centre)
Contact email m.cronin@cgiar.org
Custodian Cronin, Martha (World Agroforestry Centre)
Custodian email m.cronin@cgiar.org, b.haile@cgiar.org
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Data collected from 01/07/2013
Availability date 01/09/2013
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No
Citation Cronin, Martha, 2014, "Africa RISING Project: Local agro-ecological knowledge as a basis for sustainable intensification of tree- crop- livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands: Endamahoni Woreda, Tigray Region", http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/25288 World Agroforestry Centre [Distributor] V4 [Version]

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Project title Africa RISING
Project abstract Local agro-ecological knowledge as a basis for sustainable intensification of tree- crop- livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands: Endamahoni Woreda, Tigray Region Study Global ID: doi:10.7910/DVN/25288
Donor United States Agency for International Development
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