Ethiopia

Regreening Africa is promoting sustainable land management, particularly, farmer-managed natural regeneration and other suitable agroforestry practices in arid and semi-arid areas. A suite of practices that are contextually appropriate are being deployed in conjunction with communities, ensuring that the communities benefit economically through strengthened tree-based value chains.

HIGHLIGHTS

Regreening Targets

1) 20,000 hectares
2) 40,000 households

Sites

Somaliland: Dweyne and Awdac districts

Puntland: Sanaag, Karkar and Bari districts

Partners

Somaliland: World Vision Somalia

Puntland: CARE Somalia

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Approaches to reversing land degradation

  • Community dialogues
  • Demonstration plots and farmer-to-farm visits
  • Training agricultural extension agents in land restoration
  • High-quality tree planting material available for communities
  • Strengthening community-based producer and marketing groups for priority tree-based value chains
  • Facilitate ‘xeer’ (customary laws and practices) revitalization for common pool resource management

Project Sites

The project will target Odweyne and Baki districts, which are largely agro-pastoral with the majority of farmers rearing camel, goats and sheep which all depend on pasture.

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Expected Impact

  • Increased income, food security and resilience among pastoralists and agro-pastoral communities
  • Reversed land degradation, improved forage and robust rangeland value chains
  • Diversified sources of household nutrition and incomes from livestock and natural products