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This study was conducted in Mizewa watershed which is located in Blue Nile Basin (BNB) to estimate on-site financial cost of erosion in terms of yield reduction taking maize as representative crop. For this purpose, discharge measurement and runoff sampling was made during the rainy season of 2011 at the outlet of three sub watersheds […]

NBDC, Apr/2014

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) just published a summary of land and water research, lessons and outcomes generated by the Nile Basin Development Challenge in Ethiopia. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

Poor rainwater management (RWM) practices and resultant problems of land degradation and low water productivity are severe problems in the rural highlands of Ethiopia. The current study was undertaken at Meja watershed, which is located in the Jeldu district of Oromia region. The study investigated rainwater management practices and associated socio-economic and biophysical conditions in […]

NBDC, Mar/2014

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) just published a summary of land and water research, lessons and outcomes generated by the Nile Basin Development Challenge in Ethiopia. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

Over the past five decades, gullying has been widespread and has become more severe in the Ethiopian highlands. Only in very few cases, rehabilitation of gullies has been successful in Ethiopia due to the high costs. The objective of this paper is to introduce cost effective measures to arrest gully formation. The research was conducted […]

NBDC, Mar/2014

As the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) comes to an end, this short document from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food offers a summary of research conducted in the past four years.

NBDC, Mar/2014

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This eleventh brief explains how innovation platforms can support work on natural resources management issues that typically require joint action across scale and over time.

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ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) Program of the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) has been working in three woredas (districts) in Ethiopia – Jeldu, Diga and Fogera. Each of the project established an innovation platform (IP) in which lessons and knowledge are shared and joint approaches towards problem identification and solutions are […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

Termites are a major pest in the semi-arid and sub-humid tropics. They pose a serious threat to agricultural crops, forestry seedlings, rangelands and wooden structures. In Ethiopia the problem is particularly serious in the western part of the country, specifically in Wollega Zones of Oromia Region. In the past, several attempts were made to reduce damage […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

Understanding soil hydraulic properties is crucial for planning effective soil and water management practices. A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different biochar and charcoal treatments on soil-hydraulic properties of agricultural soils. Biochar and charcoal treatments were applied on 54, undisturbed soil-columns, extracted from three-elevation ranges, with replications along three transects. Daily weight […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

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Jason Sircely, PhD
Post-doctoral scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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Cow in Rajasthan, India

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Jason Sircely, PhD
Post-doctoral scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis