Sustaining NRM interventions
This project intends to build on existing knowledge and programs in Natural Resources Management (NRM) and focuses on assessing impacts of different NRM interventions on ecosystem services (ES) at scales and livelihood that provide short-term incentives to support communities to adopt longer-term conservation approaches for restoring degraded landscapes in Ethiopian highlands. This project will use ecosystem-based approaches to guide the restoration of degraded ecosystems, improve ES and reduce biodiversity losses. The project will integrate gender research through collecting and analyzing gender disaggregated data on the impacts of NRM interventions, incentive needed and concerns of the local communities as well as ways to address the concerns. Also this project aims to strengthening women’s and landless youth decision making power in NRM through providing training on improved agricultural practices, and improving income and livelihood diversification.