Description of project intervention sites On project inception workshop By: Gerba Leta, Kebebe Ergano & Alemayehu Belay ILRI-Addis 28 September 2010
Distribution of human population Source: WoARD
Historical trend analysis oflanduse/cover changes • Population has been booming over the last few decades • Forest clearing for cultivation of the terrain and fragile land has been concurrently growing particularly in Jeldu & Diga woreda during the last couple of decades • Concept & practice of NRM has been introduced during the Derge regime along with emerging disaster owing to natural and anthropogenic factors (the approach is, however, top-down) • Other than Fogera, the current efforts to arrest and reverse the growing land degradation problem is marginal • Overall, the need for managing land & water is emerging but constrained largely by shortage of resources and skill
Predominant crops and farming systems Source: WoARD
Land feature & soil types * Specific soil types will be verified in the future
Prevailing problems & opportunities for intervention *Kebele = sub district
Major Actors involved in the intervention sites: a) Government line offices: • Woreda Office of Administration • Woreda Office of Agriculture and Rural Development • Woreda Livestock production & marketing Agency • Woreda office of rural water resource • Cooperative promotion office • Regional government line offices (Agriculture, water) & Seed enterprises • Federal and Regional Agricultural Research Institutes & Universities b) Private Enterprises/Associations • Saving and credit Association • Veterinary clinics (area specific) • Traders (Retail and wholesaler)
Major actors… 4. Brokers 5. Farmers cooperative union 6. Farmers c) NGOs (types and presence is area specific) • Hunger project • Hope 2020 Jeldu woreda • IPMS • EWNRA Fogera No NGO is involving in Diga woreda.