Towards Climate-smart agriculture
Mei Xie, Ph.D
Climate Change Group
World Bank
Stories from Ethiopia
Oromia
Amhara
Tigray
Ethiopia is transforming its landscape through Sustainable
Land Management and Climate-smart agricult...
Area closure
Soil bunds Micro-basins
Soil bunds
Oromia
Photo: Mei Xie
community mobilization in Oromia
Photo: Mei Xie
- increase water infiltration
- help stabilize soils
- add “carbon”, sequestration
Before: Free grazing
Animals are under controlled grazing,
Photo: Mei Xie
Now: “Cut & Carry”
Photo: MehariPhoto: Mei Xie
“animal fattening” program
“Cut & Carry” + Community managed “area closure”
Photo: Mehari Photo: Mei Xie
Photo: Mehari
Tigray
Photo: Mei Xie
Photo: Mehari, SLM
Treating degraded gullies
Before After
Photo: GIZ
Photo: Mei Xie
15 million ha by conversation measures
10 million ha restored degraded land
10/13/2011 mezgebe 125
Photo: Mei Xie
Fish pond
Tomato, Onion Banana, chiliPhoto: Mei Xie
Apple seedlings
Manure management /compost Intercropping
Photo: GIZ
Higher
Productivity
Health
Ecosystem
Reduced GHG
impact
Resilience to
Climate change
Sustainable Landscape
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Presentation by Mei Xie, Ph.D working for the World Bank - Climate Change Group. Presented during a pre - SBSTA meeting on CSA Alliance: Building Climate Change Resilience in Africa held on 30th May 2014 in Bonn, Germany http://ccafs.cgiar.org/csa-alliance-building-climate-change-resilience-africa#.U42GUihCCTs

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Towards Climate-smart agriculture - Stories from Ethiopia

  1. 1. Towards Climate-smart agriculture Mei Xie, Ph.D Climate Change Group World Bank Stories from Ethiopia
  2. 2. Oromia Amhara Tigray Ethiopia is transforming its landscape through Sustainable Land Management and Climate-smart agriculture
  3. 3. Area closure Soil bunds Micro-basins Soil bunds Oromia Photo: Mei Xie
  4. 4. community mobilization in Oromia
  5. 5. Photo: Mei Xie - increase water infiltration - help stabilize soils - add “carbon”, sequestration
  6. 6. Before: Free grazing
  7. 7. Animals are under controlled grazing, Photo: Mei Xie Now: “Cut & Carry” Photo: MehariPhoto: Mei Xie
  8. 8. “animal fattening” program “Cut & Carry” + Community managed “area closure” Photo: Mehari Photo: Mei Xie Photo: Mehari
  9. 9. Tigray Photo: Mei Xie Photo: Mehari, SLM
  10. 10. Treating degraded gullies Before After Photo: GIZ
  11. 11. Photo: Mei Xie 15 million ha by conversation measures 10 million ha restored degraded land
  12. 12. 10/13/2011 mezgebe 125
  13. 13. Photo: Mei Xie
  14. 14. Fish pond Tomato, Onion Banana, chiliPhoto: Mei Xie
  15. 15. Apple seedlings Manure management /compost Intercropping
  16. 16. Photo: GIZ Higher Productivity Health Ecosystem Reduced GHG impact Resilience to Climate change Sustainable Landscape

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