Creating multifunctional climate resilient landscapes: approaches, processes and technologies

The report outlines major activities related to efforts to create multifunctional climate resilient landscapes under various projects. The interventions were mainly in the highlands of Ethiopia but the lessons can be scaled to other regions. The key objectives were: (1) co-identification and co-implementation of land water management options at landscape scale; (2) generation of evidences about the performances of the various soil and water conservation practices implemented in learning watersheds and upscaling sites; (3) provide capacity building to different stakeholders in the study areas. The results show the need for: (a) sectoral coordination to sustain interventions, (b) continuing awareness creation to communities on the benefits of land and water management interventions, (c) creating evidences about the performances of interventions to learn lessons and scale successful ones, and (d) build capacity of stakeholders on both problems analysis, technology identification, matching options with context and evidence generation. Engaging stakeholders who are activate in the study sites has been instrumental to enhance coordination and promote synergy.