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Food & Business Knowledge Platform (2016)

Farmer-led Agroforestry Innovation in Ethiopia : Improving livelihoods and food security by utilising Acacia saligna

Farmer Agroforestry Acacia Saligna

Titre : Improving livelihoods and food security by utilising Acacia saligna

Pays : Ethiopie

Durée : February 2016 – February 2019.

Objectifs
General objective is to improve livelihoods and food security in Ethiopia by utilising Acacia saligna through farmer-led agroforestry innovation

Descriptif
Integrated Agroforestry Systems (IAFS) can contribute immensely to food security in Ethiopia. Yet the potential for IAFS remains unrealized, whilst agricultural productivity becomes increasingly precarious from over-clearing, overgrazing, variable rainfall and landscape degradation. Recent research in northern Ethiopia identified Acacia saligna as a candidate to increase local IAFS productivity. In addition to its landscape restoration qualities, Acacia saligna is a unique multipurpose treecrop. This project aims to better incorporate Acacia saligna into IAFS to significantly enhance the income and food security of Ethiopian farmers.

Through action-oriented research, key community stakeholders will identify barriers to actualizing Acacia saligna benefits ; informing extension and value-chains. Researchers and students will work with farmer-led research groups, utilising existing stands to identify optimal Acacia saligna provenances, management regimes and feed formulations.

Partenaires  : World Vision Ethiopia TARI - Tigray Agricultural Research Institute Ethiopia Wageningen University Environmental Sciences The Netherlands Mekelle University (MU) College of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources – Dept of Land resources Management and Environmental Protection Ethiopia Food Security and Climate Change Team World Vision Australia

Présentation : Food & Business Knowledge Platform

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