Improving Dryland Livelihoods in Djibouti and Somalia through Productivity-enhancing Technologies

The PET goal is to improve the livelihoods of agro-pastoralists communities in Somalia and Djibouti through the adoption of improved technologies for farming, the sustainable management of water, watersheds, rangelands and small ruminants.

Factsheet

  • Lead department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute Resource-efficient agricultural production systems
  • Research unit International agriculture and rural development
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.04.2017 - 31.03.2021
  • Project management Pascale Waelti Maumier
  • Head of project Pascale Waelti Maumier
  • Project staff Urs Scheidegger
    Christoph Studer
    Pascale Waelti Maumier
  • Partner Transtec Belgium
    Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse
  • Keywords Participatory rangeland irrigation, dryland farming, watershed management

Situation

Increasing the productivity of sorghum/maize, fruits/vegetables farming systems, rangelands and small ruminants; promoting efficient watershed management technologies; and improving the capacities of national research and extension staff.

Course of action

The PET goal is to improve the livelihoods of agro-pastoralists communities in Somalia and Djibouti through the adoption of improved technologies for farming, the sustainable management of water, watersheds, rangelands and small ruminants.