This learning trip was hosted by the partners of the Agroecology Platform - AgriProFocus, Canadian Food Grains Bank and AKLDP with the support of GIZ AMTP, and collaboration from Adama Science and Technology University, Farmers and local government authorities of Menjar, and Melkasa Agricultural Research Center. Please find full report attached.
The Agroecology platform of AgriProFocus Ethiopia hosted a field visit to Menjar area Arerti woreda, BoloSilase kebele.
Bolo Silase kebele of Arerti woreda, has a soil type of silty loam, temperature ranging between 18-33°C. The livelihood of the area is mixed agriculture and livestock Like other parts of the country it is also characterized by rain fed agriculture the cash crops are teff, wheat, chick pea, barley, fruits and onion.
Now-a-day’s climate change is a boundless problem in every corner of the world so the farmers needed to practice soil and water conservation techniques widely. In order to capable of being resilient to environmental shocks they built water harvesting pond and practicing other NRM techniques. In that kebele earthen ponds were built at family level having a capacity of 84 – 129 cubic meter of water and at community level having a capacity of 1,... Read more
Climate-friendly practices applied: agroforestry
During the past three decades, agroforestry has become recognized as an integrated approach to sustainable land use because of its production and environmental benefits.
Agroforestry’s recognition as a greenhouse gas mitigation strategy has generated increased attention to its potential as a strategy for biological carbon sequestration. The perceived potential is based on the premise that the integrated systems are more resource-efficient in capturing and utilizing nutrients, light and water than single-species systems, resulting in greater net carbon sequestration.
How do European agroForestry farmers manages? And what challenegs do they face?
RNTC (part of Radio Netherlands Worldwide) has long been dependent on government funding but is actively investing in more innovative ways to help media and broadcast talent from Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan with their professional development and campaigns.
Today RNTC launches its first crowdfunding campaign.
Thomas Ngenzi is a former student of the National University of Rwanda/ where he studied School Journalism and Communication. He is a proud citizen of Rwanda.
Thomas is particularly engaged with the environmental management and conservation of land and as a journalist he supports farmers on sustainability issues and increasing business. Stories are his tool.
Thomas is a campaigner on agroforestry who helps farmers to make sure their lands are sustained and helps them increase the income.
His goal is Making Rwanda self reliant and productive.
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The Faidherbia Albida Tree.
Management of soils is a very big challenge to small sale farmers, especially when it comes to improvement of soil quality. One of the simple practices available is to incorporate Agro-forestry trees in farmer's fields such as Faidherbia albida. This tree can Fix nitrogen as well as improve soil physical nutrition. it can also recycle nutrients.
I am interested in planting eucalyptus trees, in the areas of Mpigi District, to be more specific Kasanje- Buwaya. What would be the best type to recommend and how do I avoid conmen for the quality required. The purpose of the trees is for construction support poles or fire wood.
Regards Dr CR Kikawa (PhD)