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Photo report on landscape/watershed
management cross-learning visit organized by
the Africa RISING project of the Ethiopia...
Introduction
The Africa RISING project in Ethiopia organized a cross-learning visit program for
team members from west, so...
Participants meet up on day one (Photo: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)
Introductions at Basona Worena site
Runoff assessment plots at the model watershed in Basona Worena
Partial view of trench structures for soil and water conservation and water retention in Basona
Percolation pits for water storage and irrigation use in Basona Worena
Soil and water conservation and water harvesting structures in Basona Worena
Gabions and gully shaping at the model watershed in Basona Worena
Landless youth planted tree Lucerne on abandoned land to fatten sheep and keep bees;
income generation activities in Bason...
Soil and water conservation structures at the Lemo model watershed site
Dry season faba bean and forage intercropping in Lemo
Job Maguta Kihara (CIAT) examines farmers’ innovation on dripping water to Avocado trees
Discussing how the landscape initiative in Lemo encouraged farmers to retain some crop
residues for soil health and crop p...
A model farmer in Lemo uses a shallow well with a pulley system to irrigate vegetables and
avocado trees
Experience sharing from Northern Ethiopia encouraged farmers in Lemo to dig more than 20
wells for small-scale irrigation
Visitors encourage a model woman farmer on water management, growing fruit trees and other
project interventions in Lemo
Early fruit-bearing and dwarf improved avocado tree introduced by Africa RISING in Lemo looks
healthy because of farmers’ ...
A woman farmer in Upper Gana kebele (Lemo) stored potato tubers in a DLS after selling over
23,000 ETB (USD 1150)
Visiting one of 8 weather stations in Upper Gana kebele (Lemo)
Simret Yemane (ILRI) beside a statue of local Seleme dancing “encourages alignment of
community development objectives and...
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)
Photos: Kindu Mekonnen
Our appreci...
Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation
africa-rising.net
The presentation has a Creative C...
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Photo report on landscape/watershed management cross-learning visit organized by the Africa RISING project of the Ethiopian highlands, 20-24 April 2015

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Photo report on landscape/watershed management cross-learning visit organized by the Africa RISING project of the Ethiopian highlands, 20-24 April 2015

  1. 1. Photo report on landscape/watershed management cross-learning visit organized by the Africa RISING project of the Ethiopian highlands 20-24 April 2015 Ethiopia
  2. 2. Introduction The Africa RISING project in Ethiopia organized a cross-learning visit program for team members from west, southern and east Africa between 20-24 April 2015. Eleven researchers from IITA-led Africa RISING projects, and resource persons from ILRI, CIAT, IWMI, Mekelle University and local partners participated. The visit shared experiences from the Basona Worena and Lemo model watershed sites. Why does Africa RISING project in Ethiopia work in model watersheds? 1) Local extension offices requested that the project support capacity building (technical and training) and technology demonstration. 2) Working in watersheds is an opportunity to scale farm-level innovations, management practices and approaches. 3) The project has discovered a number of researchable issues that it can address and enable farmers to realize the benefits of watershed management initiatives. 4) Community mobilization and local administration commitment and investment in soil and water conservation is an opportunity for cost sharing and sustainability.
  3. 3. Participants meet up on day one (Photo: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)
  4. 4. Introductions at Basona Worena site
  5. 5. Runoff assessment plots at the model watershed in Basona Worena
  6. 6. Partial view of trench structures for soil and water conservation and water retention in Basona
  7. 7. Percolation pits for water storage and irrigation use in Basona Worena
  8. 8. Soil and water conservation and water harvesting structures in Basona Worena
  9. 9. Gabions and gully shaping at the model watershed in Basona Worena
  10. 10. Landless youth planted tree Lucerne on abandoned land to fatten sheep and keep bees; income generation activities in Basona Worena
  11. 11. Soil and water conservation structures at the Lemo model watershed site
  12. 12. Dry season faba bean and forage intercropping in Lemo
  13. 13. Job Maguta Kihara (CIAT) examines farmers’ innovation on dripping water to Avocado trees
  14. 14. Discussing how the landscape initiative in Lemo encouraged farmers to retain some crop residues for soil health and crop production improvement
  15. 15. A model farmer in Lemo uses a shallow well with a pulley system to irrigate vegetables and avocado trees
  16. 16. Experience sharing from Northern Ethiopia encouraged farmers in Lemo to dig more than 20 wells for small-scale irrigation
  17. 17. Visitors encourage a model woman farmer on water management, growing fruit trees and other project interventions in Lemo
  18. 18. Early fruit-bearing and dwarf improved avocado tree introduced by Africa RISING in Lemo looks healthy because of farmers’ innovation on watering and management systems
  19. 19. A woman farmer in Upper Gana kebele (Lemo) stored potato tubers in a DLS after selling over 23,000 ETB (USD 1150)
  20. 20. Visiting one of 8 weather stations in Upper Gana kebele (Lemo)
  21. 21. Simret Yemane (ILRI) beside a statue of local Seleme dancing “encourages alignment of community development objectives and goals” in Hossana
  22. 22. Africa RISING CGIAR partners in Ethiopia
  23. 23.  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)  Innovation laboratories: ILSSI, IPM IL, Power Africa Localpartners- Ethiopia
  24. 24. Credits Produced by Africa RISING Project in Ethiopia Compiled by Kindu Mekonnen (ILRI) Photos: Kindu Mekonnen Our appreciation goes to CGIAR team members and local partner organizations including farmers in Africa RISING project sites in Lemo and Basona Worena.
  25. 25. 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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