Resources-, Practices- and Community-basedRainwater Management Strategies:Insights from the NBDC Sites<br />Bharat Sharma ...
Conceptual understanding of landscapes<br />Zone-I, uplands,<br />Rainfed<br />Water availability, land/ soil quality, liv...
3 Woredas: Capturing Variability of Blue Nile Basin<br />
JelduWoreda<br />*West Shewa Zone. Oromia Region, 2500-3200 m amsl, 202, 655 people<br />
Challenges<br />Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Heavy deforestation
Cultivation on steep slopes; ~> 80%
Declining productivity
Shrinking grasslands
Acute water shortage
Inefficient irrigation
Land conflicts, lease
Degrading socio-ecological systems
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Presented by Bharat Sharma at the Nile Basin Development Challenge Science and Reflection Workshop, Addis Ababa, 4-6 May 2011.

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Resources-, practices- and community-based rainwater management strategies: Insights from the NBDC sites

  1. 1. Resources-, Practices- and Community-basedRainwater Management Strategies:Insights from the NBDC Sites<br />Bharat Sharma & <br />NBDC Colleagues<br />Nile Basin Development ChallengeScience and Reflection WorkshopAddis Ababa, 4-6 May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Conceptual understanding of landscapes<br />Zone-I, uplands,<br />Rainfed<br />Water availability, land/ soil quality, livelihood options<br />Zone-II, Midlands,<br />Rainfed<br />Zone-III, Lowlands/ Bottomlands<br />Irrigated+Rainfed<br />River<br />
  3. 3. 3 Woredas: Capturing Variability of Blue Nile Basin<br />
  4. 4. JelduWoreda<br />*West Shewa Zone. Oromia Region, 2500-3200 m amsl, 202, 655 people<br />
  5. 5. Challenges<br />Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Heavy deforestation
  6. 6. Cultivation on steep slopes; ~> 80%
  7. 7. Declining productivity
  8. 8. Shrinking grasslands
  9. 9. Acute water shortage
  10. 10. Inefficient irrigation
  11. 11. Land conflicts, lease
  12. 12. Degrading socio-ecological systems
  13. 13. Suitable for potato, vegetable production
  14. 14. Existing irrigation cooperatives
  15. 15. Fair knowledge of SWC practices
  16. 16. Good market for inputs, timber, livestock, milk, agril. produce
  17. 17. Good support of EIAR/ HARC, credit , Woreda institutions </li></li></ul><li>Rainwater Management Strategy<br />Jeldu<br />
  18. 18. DigaWoreda<br />*East Wollega Zone. Oromia Region, 1380-2300 m amsl, 68,906 people<br />
  19. 19. Challenges<br />Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Continued clearing of forest areas.
  20. 20. Shrinking grasslands, animal diseases
  21. 21. Inefficient irrigation schemes.
  22. 22. Midland- lowland divide.
  23. 23. Acute poverty/land shortage among the new settlers
  24. 24. Inefficient markets, poor connectivity.
  25. 25. Suitable for mango, maize, coffee, oilseeds, vegetable production
  26. 26. Opportunity for rearing livestock for meat and poultry.
  27. 27. Good knowledge of NRM, and tree cultivation.
  28. 28. Innovations and expertise of Harar settlers.
  29. 29. High quality lowlands for off-season intensification.
  30. 30. Good connectivity in progress. </li></li></ul><li>Rainwater Management Strategy<br />Diga<br />
  31. 31. Fogera* Woreda<br />*South Gondar Zone. Amhara Region, 2500-3200 m amsl, 202, 655 people<br />
  32. 32. Challenges<br />Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Highly degraded and stony uplands.
  33. 33. Too-much too-little water syndrome.
  34. 34. Acute feed shortage for dairy and livestock.
  35. 35. Groundwater/ stream water too costly to pump.
  36. 36. Water sharing conflicts
  37. 37. Brokers, private lenders, land rentals
  38. 38. Good opportunity for rice, pulses, vegetable production.
  39. 39. Khat- an established and emerging cash crop.
  40. 40. Ready market for dairy, livestock products; inputs
  41. 41. Good support from Woreda admin, University, donors
  42. 42. Scope for off-farm income sources. </li></li></ul><li>Rainwater Management Strategy<br />Fogera<br />

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