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Improving Organic Resource use in rural Ethiopia (IPORE)


Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Improving Organic Resource use in rural Ethiopia (IPORE)

Pays : Ethiopie

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-ES_P002501_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : University of Aberdeen

Durée : Actual Start 01 Jul 2016 // Actual End31 Oct 2017

This project will increase our understanding of the interactions between food, energy and water associated with organic resource use in this specific geographical and social context, and will help identify appropriate locally adapted solutions to improve community sustainability and resilience. This will provide a model for application of transdisciplinary Nexus thinking to improve policy design. The project will also show how integrated biophysical, economic and social science data collection can be used to better capture household adaptation ; a challenge that has been recognized by the World Bank. In two different districts of SNNPR, in both the wet and dry seasons, we will collect data on water availability, soil characteristics and household data, including time use and data on how communities adapt their governance approaches to emerging environmental and demographic challenges. The data collected will allow detailed environmental modelling of changes in water availability, soil organic matter and nutrients, and the mapping of local resources. This will be combined with the socio-economic data to determine the economic attractiveness of alternative options from an individual household perspective, the impact of water availability on organic resource use and time-use across seasons, and differences in the impacts on individuals and households within the community, depending on indicators of status, such as gender. Qualitative analysis of the governance of common resources, such as grazing and water, will provide insights into the conditions under which different technologies might be successful, and how changes in technologies, climate or livelihoods might require institutional adaptation. The process of data collection and analysis will be shaped by our engagement with policy makers and other stakeholders, through a number of workshops. The inclusion of partners and stakeholders with a wider national and international perspective on these issues will help us understand how the lessons learned might be transferred more broadly to other contexts.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £118,282

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