How to increase production and productivity in pastoral areas in Ethiopia? Adoptive monitoring survey on improved technologies
Project Report from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Theories, Models, Terms and Definitions, grade: 3, , language: English, abstract: Ethiopia is known for its climate extremes such as droughts, increasing temperature, and decreasing precipitation trends. Particularly the livelihoods of households in the pastoral areas have been suffering due to the increasing risk of climate extremes. Despite the complexity and high environmental stress, there are significant economic opportunities in the pastoral and agro-pastoral areas.
To overcome these challenges, the Pastoral Community Development Project (PCDP) has promoted a demand driven approach to enhance the production and productivity of the pastoral and agro-pastoral community. Based on this approach various improved technologies were demonstrated in selected kebelles on the pastoral fields.
The community driven development approach, based on the research of the Pastoral Research Group, is an important approach to address the gaps concerning the access of technology in the pastoral and agro-pastoral areas in Ethiopia.