Sustainable Resource Management Programme in North Gondar (Phase 2)
This two-year project is the second phase of the Sustainable Resource Management Program in the North Gondar Zone (SRMP-NG) of the Amhara National Regional State in the North of Ethiopia, one of the poorest areas in the country.
Based achievements of previous ADA-funded projects in North Gondar, in particular on the first phase of the SRMP-NG (2008-2011), this integrated intervention continues to link extension, agricultural infrastructure development, training/education as well as research.
The overall objective is to contribute to sustainable rural development and improvement of food security in North Gondar.
The intervention contributes to the overall objectives of the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).
The purpose of the program is to increase income of households in selected Woredas of the North Gondar Zone.
Result areas are grouped in three major core areas:
1. Natural Resources Management (Integrated Watershed Development, Rural Land Administration, Tourism and Park Management)
2. Livelihoods Improvement (Crop Development, Marketing/Entrepreneurship & Livelihood Option, Livestock Development)
3. Capacity Development (CD) and Program Management (CD, Gender & Poverty, Knowledge Management & Communication, Planning/M&E)
Examples for concrete results under these core and result areas:
- soil conservation practiced according to watershed management guidelines
- organic farming, agroforestry and irrigation technologies accepted and practiced by farmers
- people hold land certificates on surveyed and mapped plots
- communities earn money from tourism, orcharding, crafts etc
- improved livestock marketing, new crops/varieties
Steering committees consisting of various stakeholders operate at regional, zonal and Woreda levels. The overall program coordination is the responsibility of a Program Coordination Unit (PCU).
Activities are planned, implemented and monitored by the benefiting communities and supported by the responsible Woreda staff.