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Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – NORAD (2013)

Research and capacity building in climate smart agriculture in the Horn of Africa

Climate Agriculture

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – NORAD

Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORDHED)

Titre : Research and capacity building in climate smart agriculture in the Horn of Africa

Région/Pays : Corne de l’Afrique

Durée : 2013-2018

Descriptif
The target groups for this project are primarily subsistence farmers and pastoralists in the semi arid rural parts of Ethiopia and Sudan. Special emphasis is given to female headed households. In addition university lecturers, technical assistants and administrative workers would benefit through long and short term training.
The project will develop CSA technologies and CSA farms in vulnerable regions of Ethiopia and Sudan. The CSA farms will focus on integrating promising CSA technologies and creating synergies between the different technologies. These technologies include improved crop varieties and land management, improved soil fertility management, integrated pest and weed management, agroforestry and improved livestock systems. These CSA farms will also serve as research and training sites for students from the universities, and be used as demonstration sites. Gender equality and the promotion of female farmers is a core activity of the project.

Objectifs
The objectives of the project are to improve the livelihoods and income of rural people in parts of Ethiopia and Sudan through :
1. More and better qualified university graduates and research relevant to the needs of the Horn of Africa
2. Increased capacity to deliver relevant and high quality research in Ethiopia and Sudan
3. Institutional strengthening in terms of infrastructure, policies and governance systems at universities in Ethiopia and Sudan
4. Enhanced gender equity in rural communities

Partenaires : •Hawassa University, Ethiopia (Agreement Partner) •Mekelle University, Ethiopia •Kordofan University, Sudan •Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Budget  : 16,5 million NOK

Présentation : NORAD

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