Land Degradation

The three-year project “Reducing land degradation and farmers’ vulnerability to climate change in the highland dry areas of north-western Ethiopia,” funded by the Austrian Development Agency, is coming to a close in June 2016.

The GIS maps clearly show erosion hotspots in the Gumara-Maksegnit watershed

In an approach that brings together a range of soil and erosion data, ICARDA worked with national collaborators to create maps highlighting erosion hotspot areas in the Gumara-Maksegnit watershed.

Working with rural communities in the Gumara-Maksegnit watershed in Ethiopia, ICARDA and national partners recently carried out a study of changes in land use from 1986 to 2007.