Building Resilient Ecosystem and Diversifying Livelihood to Enhance Food Security in Chiro Woreda, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 1-6
Received: Dec. 24, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 16, 2019; Published: Apr. 22, 2019
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Najib Umer, College of Natural Resource and Environmental Science, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
Mufedei Mohammed, College of Natural Resource and Environmental Science, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
Husen Yusuf, College of Natural Resource and Environmental Science, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
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In Ethiopia, famine is not strange. For the past forty years or so, the country has experienced recurring drought that has wiped out crops across the country. Agricultural activities, which hold the lion share of the economy, takes place in often highly degraded and vulnerable environments where there is substantial loss of vegetation, associated erosion and declining soil fertility. Moreover, huge demand for natural capital including biomass fuels exacerbates environmental degradation and affects food production. Unless inclusive response to the ongoing problem is initiated, there are concerns that the progresses that have been made in protecting the livelihoods of the poorest people in rural areas will be undermine the country’s gains in poverty reduction. To this end, the project “Integrate Landscape Management to Enhance Food Security in Ethiopia” was initiated by UNDP. It is five years project implemented by federal ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change in six regions and specifically in two woredas of each region. Chiro woreda is one of the areas selected as project sites from Oromia regional state, Ethiopia. From the total kebeles found in woreda five were selected for the project. All relevant woreda and kebeles stockholder were participated to indentify local community problems and decide the specific interventions to enhance the objective of the project. Accordingly, the survey result has identified the potentials of the woreda to enhance food security and environmental benefits.
Ecosystem, Food Security, Livelihood Diversification, Khat, Woreda
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Najib Umer, Mufedei Mohammed, Husen Yusuf, Building Resilient Ecosystem and Diversifying Livelihood to Enhance Food Security in Chiro Woreda, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, Journal of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.jeece.20190401.11
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