Project Details

Quest for Resilience of (Agro)pastoral Com-munities in the AFAR through Water Spread-ing Weir-based Farming and Land use

Duration: 01/Jul/2018 - 27/Feb/2021

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Ethiopia

Project contact: Dr Tilahun Amede Wondifraw (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Bundesministerium for Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)-Germany,Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-Germany

CGIAR Research Program: Water Land and Ecosystems

The SDR programme consists of various projects, active in the Afar and the Somali re-gion, which jointly develop an approach for rehabilitating the lowlands in Ethiopia and generating livelihood options for the (agro-)pastoral communities. All interventions are designed in a synergetic manner. In that sense, the contribution from ICRISAT will be aligned to the existing activities of the SDR programme.

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