Africa RISING trainees to document local knowledge on trees and farms in Ethiopia
In June 2012, the ICRAF-led early win project on ‘Sustainable tree-crop-livestock intensification as a pillar for the Ethiopian climate resilient green economy initiative‘ will hold a training workshop on local knowledge acquisition.
Part of the project’s ‘output 1’, the training will help ensure that local knowledge about the integration of trees in fields, farms and landscapes is documented.
Running from 11-22 June at Mekelle University, national partner institutions (including Areka Research Centre, Arsi-Sinona Research Centre, Wondogenet College of Forestry, Addis Ababa University and Mekelle University) will receive training from Bangor University. The training combines classroom study with field exercises and will be followed by data collection to understand why farmers do or don’t plant trees on their farmlands.
More ‘early win’ projects
The Africa RISING program comprises three linked research-for-development projects, funded by the USAID Feed the Future Initiative, and aiming to sustainably intensify mixed farming systems in West Africa (Southern Mali and Northern Ghana), the Ethiopian Highlands and East and Southern Africa (Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi).
To produce some short-term outputs and to support the longer term objectives of the projects, in 2012 Africa RISING funded several small, short-term projects in each of the regions. More information.