Exclosures for Landscape Restoration in Ethiopia
The challenges to agroecological transitions are not the same for all farmers, and implementation of agroecological practices in a different location could yield completely different results. Thus, the Exclosures for Landscape Restoration in Ethiopia project conducted in Aba-Garima watershed, Ethiopia, aims to: (a) assess farmers’ perceptions and use of agroecological practices, (b) characterize the structure and activities of farming households and farming practices, (c) assess farmers’ awareness of and experiences in implementing agroecological practices, (d) assess the environmental impacts of agroecological practices, and (e) understand the diversity of farms and factors influencing the implementation of different agroecological practices. Exclosures are communal areas that are traditionally allowed access to all, but where wood cutting, grazing and other agricultural activities are now forbidden or strictly limited to promote restoration and natural regeneration. The project employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.