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Photo report on landscape-based exchange visits
between local partners of the Basona Worena
and Lemo Africa RISING sites
1...
Introduction
Africa RISING in the Ethiopian highlands has been conducting on-farm action research on
more than 18 crop, li...
Introduction the collaborative watershed approach in Gudo Beret, Basona Worena
Discussing compost application by individual farmers in the watershed
Discussing where to place percolation pits and how they work in the landscape. Participants
recommended to establish pits ...
Percolation pits to collect water and provide benches to grow fruits
Trenches and land recovery after implementing landscape interventions
Micro basin to conserve water and enhance growth of trees and grasses
A farmer from Lemo closely observing how tree lucerne forms pods and sets seeds
Beekeeping managed by landless youth in the watershed
Feed troughs help reduce wastage
Briefing on how Africa RISING introduced feed storage interventions to avoid wastage
Two model farmers (Tadelech from Lemo and Desta from Basona Worena) discuss DLS and
benefits gained from participation in ...
Lemo farmers demonstrat how enset is a multipurpose crop and potential crop for Basona
Worena
Visit to the Lemo watershed at Jawe
Water harvesting pond introduced by Africa RISING in Jawe to irrigate vegetables and high value
fruit trees
Feed and other high-value crops intensification and diversification at homestead of innovative
woman farmer (Tadelech) in ...
Visit to diversified vegetables, coffee and other root crops
A model farmer (Birhanu) from Jawe demonstrating use of solar pumps to irrigate high value
crops
Farmers in Jawe, Lemo site explain Enset production to Basona Worena visitors
Farmers in Jawe, Lemo site explain Enset propagation techniques
Farmers from Lemo visiting the watershed in Gudo Beret, Basona Worena rest after a long walk
Africa RISING CGIAR partners in Ethiopia
 Academic institutions:
 Wachemo, Mekelle, Madawolabu, Debre Berhan and Hawassa universities; Maichew
Agricultural Colle...
Credits
Produced by Africa RISING Project in Ethiopia
Compiled by Kindu Mekonnen (ILRI), Lulseged Tamene (CIAT), Shimelis
...
Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation
africa-rising.net
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Photo report on landscape-based exchange visits between local partners of the Basona Worena and Lemo Africa RISING sites, Ethiopia, 11-13 May 2016

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Compiled by Kindu Mekonnen (ILRI), Lulseged Tamene (CIAT), Shimelis Mengistu (ILRI), Tesfaye Yakob (EIAR) and Fikadu Tesema (ILRI)

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Photo report on landscape-based exchange visits between local partners of the Basona Worena and Lemo Africa RISING sites, Ethiopia, 11-13 May 2016

  1. 1. Photo report on landscape-based exchange visits between local partners of the Basona Worena and Lemo Africa RISING sites 11-13 May 2016 Ethiopia
  2. 2. Introduction Africa RISING in the Ethiopian highlands has been conducting on-farm action research on more than 18 crop, livestock feed, water, land management and high value fruit tree interventions. The project also carried out exploratory studies on gender, nutrition, epidemiology, technology adoption, livestock marketing and value chains. In addition to the farm level research activities, the project works on landscapes with a leading role from CIAT and in collaboration with ILRI, IWMI, ICRAF , Mekelle University and local partners. It regularly organizes exchange visits, field-days, training and innovation platform meetings to share knowledge and share lessons. As a component of the landscape activity, the project organized an exchange visit for the Basona Worena and Lemo local partners from 11-13 May 2016 to: 1. Review whether 2015 plans have already been implemented on the ground; 2. Visit and assess farm-level action research activities and landscape soil and water conservation interventions; 3. Identify good lessons in each site and enhance adoption across sites. Soil and water conservation activities implemented in the watershed are Biological (Phalaris, tree Lucerne, Vetiver, desho grass) and Physical (Soil bund, stone bund, stone faced soil bund, trench, cut off drain, hill side terrace, micro basin, eyebrow basin, stone and wooden check-dams, gabion and water harvesting ponds).
  3. 3. Introduction the collaborative watershed approach in Gudo Beret, Basona Worena
  4. 4. Discussing compost application by individual farmers in the watershed
  5. 5. Discussing where to place percolation pits and how they work in the landscape. Participants recommended to establish pits in hillsides and degraded lands
  6. 6. Percolation pits to collect water and provide benches to grow fruits
  7. 7. Trenches and land recovery after implementing landscape interventions
  8. 8. Micro basin to conserve water and enhance growth of trees and grasses
  9. 9. A farmer from Lemo closely observing how tree lucerne forms pods and sets seeds
  10. 10. Beekeeping managed by landless youth in the watershed
  11. 11. Feed troughs help reduce wastage
  12. 12. Briefing on how Africa RISING introduced feed storage interventions to avoid wastage
  13. 13. Two model farmers (Tadelech from Lemo and Desta from Basona Worena) discuss DLS and benefits gained from participation in potato action research
  14. 14. Lemo farmers demonstrat how enset is a multipurpose crop and potential crop for Basona Worena
  15. 15. Visit to the Lemo watershed at Jawe
  16. 16. Water harvesting pond introduced by Africa RISING in Jawe to irrigate vegetables and high value fruit trees
  17. 17. Feed and other high-value crops intensification and diversification at homestead of innovative woman farmer (Tadelech) in Jawe, Lemo
  18. 18. Visit to diversified vegetables, coffee and other root crops
  19. 19. A model farmer (Birhanu) from Jawe demonstrating use of solar pumps to irrigate high value crops
  20. 20. Farmers in Jawe, Lemo site explain Enset production to Basona Worena visitors
  21. 21. Farmers in Jawe, Lemo site explain Enset propagation techniques
  22. 22. Farmers from Lemo visiting the watershed in Gudo Beret, Basona Worena rest after a long walk
  23. 23. Africa RISING CGIAR partners in Ethiopia
  24. 24.  Academic institutions:  Wachemo, Mekelle, Madawolabu, Debre Berhan and Hawassa universities; Maichew Agricultural College  Regional research organizations:  Amhara Regional Agricultrural Research Institute, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute  Federal research organizations:  Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research, Ethiopian Public Health Institute  Offices of Agriculture:  Endamekoni (Tigray), Basona Worena (Amhara), Lemo (SNNRP) and Sinana (Oromia)  Private entrepreneurs  NGOs: GRAD, Hundie, SOS Sahel, Sunarma  Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)  Feed the Future Innovation laboratories: ILSSI, IPM IL, Power Africa Localpartners- Ethiopia
  25. 25. Credits Produced by Africa RISING Project in Ethiopia Compiled by Kindu Mekonnen (ILRI), Lulseged Tamene (CIAT), Shimelis Mengistu (ILRI), Tesfaye Yakob (EIAR) and Fikadu Tesema (ILRI) Photos: Kindu Mekonnen, Lulseged Tamene and Shimelis Mengistu Our appreciation goes to CGIAR team members and local partner organizations including farmers in Africa RISING project sites in Basona and Lemo
  26. 26. Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation africa-rising.net The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI.

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