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2019

Reducing land degradation and carbon loss from Ethiopia’s soils to strengthen livelihoods and resilience (RALENTIR)

Ethiopie

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Reducing land degradation and carbon loss from Ethiopia’s soils to strengthen livelihoods and resilience (RALENTIR)

Pays : Ethiopie

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-ES_T003073_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : University of Aberdeen

Durée : Actual Start 01 Nov 2019 // 31 Oct 2022

Objectifs
Land and soil degradation is a major problem in Ethiopia as in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Restoring degraded common lands through the establishment of ""exclosure"" areas where traditional community access is restricted is common in Ethiopia. Both degradation and measures to restore land are inherently unequally distributed in time and space. Hence, aspects of justice and equity need to be taken into account for soil restoration measures to be sustainable in the long run. Using several case study areas in Ethiopia, this project aims to improve the design of measures to combat land degradation to enhance local benefits, particularly to marginal population groups, in ways which are seen as equitable and just by the community. The project will develop recommendations for improving frameworks to planning land degradation measures that are better aligned to communities’ aspirations and values. The project will develop and apply frameworks for the analysis of equity within the case study areas to design specific interventions to - Train and provide access to exclosures to selected eligible landless youth and women to enable them to undertake new productive activities in beekeeping or livestock management. - Demonstrate and train local farmers in simple measures to address gully formation Through a range of participatory, communication, and survey methods the project will explore - the impact of the interventions on the participants in terms of their attitudes, changes in behaviour, livelihoods etc - the influence of process characteristics, power relationships and communication practices on people’s responses to these interventions - what worked/what didn’t, how it compared to expectations - the impact of the changing knowledge and experience of the interventions on wider attitudes and community preferences for local natural resource governance. Using data from soil, hydrology and other physical measurements, combined with socio-economic data on behaviour and modelling, the project will evaluate the potential long-term physical effects on local land degradation of the interventions, and the trade-offs between improvements in land degradation and equity and livelihoods of the community, associated with different physical conservation measures.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £920,775

Présentation (UKAID)

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