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Environmental rehabilitation in Southern Ethiopia

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Title:
Environmental rehabilitation in Southern Ethiopia
Creator:
SOS Sahel International UK ( Author, Primary )
SOS Sahel Ethiopia ( contributor )
Place of Publication:
[Oxford]
Publisher:
SOS Sahel International UK
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Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
አፍሪካ -- ኢትዮጵያ -- ኦሮሚያ -- ቦይ ሐይቅ
Ethiopia -- Watersheds ( LCSH )
Ethiopia -- Watershed management ( LCSH )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Ethiopia -- Oromiya -- Lake Boyo
Coordinates:
7.485 x 38.045833

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General Note:
This title was published jointly by SOS Sahel Ethiopia and SOS Sahel International UK
General Note:
Relative to the Lake Boyo catchment also known as Lake Bilate
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : SOS Sahel Ethiopia : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/150355519
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : SOS Sahel (Organization : London, England) : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/133850012

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SOAS University of London
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SOS SAHEL SOS SAHEL

INTERNATIONAL UK ETHIOPIA

Environmental Rehabilitation in Southern Ethiopia

Summary
Country: Ethiopia

Locality: Lake Boyo Catchment, Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region
(SNNPR)

Implementing organisation: SOS Sahel Ethiopia
Duration: 36 months

Start date: 1% April 2012

Planned end date: 31% March 2015

Total budget: £858,639

Funding: DFID £630,479; Band Aid £228, 160

Project overview

Purpose: To reverse the process of ecological degradation and bring measurable
improvements in the incomes and food security of target individuals and households
in 4 key watershed districts of Southern Ethiopia. The direct beneficiaries are 32,000
households in four targeted districts (in particular, women and vulnerable
households), and over 1,000,000 people living within the catchment will benefit
indirectly from environmental improvements.

Outputs:

1. New systems of Farmer Led Integrated Watershed Management to enable
environmental sustainability alongside agricultural productivity are established
in 4 districts (weredas);

Activities:

e Production of catchment plans to assess risks and opportunities



e Establishment of catchment work groups and by-laws for natural resource
use
e Distribution of hand tools, grasses and seedlings

e Development of sustainable land management practices (agro-forestry, gully
protection, water harvesting, soil conservation, forage plots, woodlots)

2. Enhanced productivity of existing agricultural and livestock management
systems in 4 districts (weredas):

Activities:

Promotion of sustainable livestock management techniques
Introduction of new cultivation regimes and practices
Support to agricultural cooperatives

Development of small scale irrigation opportunities.

3. Improved livelinood diversification opportunities for women in 32,000
households:

Activities:

e Establishment of a revolving fund for small animal credit for women

e Identification of viable small enterprises and potential for value chian
development; training in business and financial skills

e Support to new enterprises (women’s and youth groups) eg. through
revolving funds.

4. Local institutions (government and community-based) are operating effectively
and responding to members’ needs, with specific improvements in women’s

access to services.
Activities:

e Capacity building for local institutions and beneficiaries
e Support for district technicians.

For more information on the project please contact Anna Rowett in the Oxford office
on +44 (0)1865 403305



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