Home garden and backyard interventions at the Kabe Watershed Pilot Project in Ethiopia, 2011-2013

5,039 views

Published on

Presented by Seid Hussen (Wollo University) at the Workshop on the Lessons and Success Stories from a Pilot Project on Climate Change Adaptation Interventions in Kabe watershed, south Wollo, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 11-12 February 2013

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
5,039
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4,358
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Home garden and backyard interventions at the Kabe Watershed Pilot Project in Ethiopia, 2011-2013

  1. 1. Home garden and backyard interventions at the Kabe Watershed Pilot Project in Ethiopia, 2011-2013 Seid Hussen (Wollo University)Workshop on the lessons and success stories from a pilot project on climate change adaptation interventions in Kabe watershed, south Wollo, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 11-12 February 2013
  2. 2. 1. Introduction Kabe is much degraded and highly populated Farm land is very much fragmented Cereal based crop production is dominant Food security is an issue in the area Home garden development with vegetable crops and highland fruits is at its infant stage The objectives of the home-garden intervention is to introduce vegetable crops and high value fruit trees so as to enhance intensification and increase agricultural productivity.
  3. 3. 2. Approaches/methods 44 male and 6 female HHs involved in the home-garden activities. Potato (2 Varities), Shallot and Garlic, Swiss chard and Head cabbage, Carrot and Apple (6 varities) introduced in the watershed.
  4. 4. Community involvement
  5. 5. 3. Results/Impact Table 1. Average yield /haCrops Beneficiaries Av. yield Conservative Likely Target Male Female obtained yield (t ha-1) yield yield (t ha-1) (t ha-1) (t ha-1)Cabbage 46 4 30 50 80- 24.69 90Shallot 46 4 16.63 20 30 40Garlic 46 4 10.15 6 10 15Carrot 46 4 35.25 20 30 40Potato 46 4 22.64 17 28 45Swiss chard 46 4 15.05 20 30 40Apple 46 4 Vegetative stagePlum 18 0 Vegetative stage
  6. 6. Table 2. Crop varieties and benefitsCrops Varities BenefitsCabbage Copenhagen Cash crop /income and Home consumptionShallot Local Cash crop/income and home consumptionGarlic Local Cash crop/income and seed sourceCarrot Nantes Cash crop/income , home consumptionPotato Jalene , Kudene Cash crop/income, home consumption and seed source.Swiss chard Long white ribbed Mostly for home consumption but some HH sold and used as cash cropApple Jonagold, Anna Crispin, Vegetative stage , and is well established with BR,Cp_92 and princisa almost 100% survival ratePlume Vegetative stage and Well established
  7. 7. 4. Challenges Challenges
  8. 8. 5. Lessons/ recommendations• Diversification of production• Increase productivity• Better adaptation of apple varities• Problem of white root rot of garlic• Late blight problem at high altitude• Yield increment even in poor production• Community involvement was attractive and impact of climate change can be overcome through diversification• Continuous and up-to-date training is necessary to extension workers and farmers

×