AfricaRISING Project- Local agro-ecological knowledge as a basis for sustainable intensification of tree- crop- livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands: Sinana Woreda, Oromo Region

This study provides results from local knowledge studies conducted in Endamahoni woreda, Tigray region, Ethiopia. The local knowledge was used as a means of understanding fine-scale variation in a non-homogeneous smallholder system in the wheat-belt of the Ethiopian highlands. The research was supported through the USAID funded project Africa RISING (Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation). The project was launched as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address global hunger and food security issues in key farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa. This study was focused on identifying existing sustainable intensive agricultural methods. The study also collected local knowledge on agricultural methods so as to assist in the development and implementation of appropriately adapted technologies to intensify production of crops, livelihood and household production without extending the areas subject to cultivation. Research Objectives The research objectives of the study were: · To characterize agro-ecological knowledge of farmers in the Africa RISING project sites · To identify and map out community resources · To assess land use and livelihood strategies at the household level · To characterize existing tree cover and assess the drivers of tree cover change · To determine temporal variation in availability of provisioning services (income, fuel, livestock feed, crops, labor.)

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Creator World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
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Subject Vocab CROPS,TREES,LANDSCAPE CHARACTERIZATION ,LIVESTOCK ,SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION,INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
Subject(s) Africa RISING,AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Publisher Harvard Dataverse
Contributor Person Cronin, Martha
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA)
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Contributor Project AfricaRising
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Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2013-01-01
Embargo End Date 2014-01-01
Content Type Dataset
File Format Text
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/IHAFEX
Identifier Citation World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF),2013-01-01,AfricaRISING Project- Local agro-ecological knowledge as a basis for sustainable intensification of tree- crop- livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands: Sinana Woreda, Oromo Region,https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/AfricaRISING,1.1,http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/IHAFEX
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Language English
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Coverage Region Not Applicable
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Coverage Admin Unit Not Applicable,Ethiopia Sinana Woreda Oromo Region
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Coverage Start Date 2014-11-30
Coverage End Date 2014-11-30
Contact Cronin, Martha;World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Contact Email m.cronin@cgiar.org
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