Developing adaptive management strategies

An integrated research approach to develop adaptive management strategies by small-scale farmers in semi-arid South Africa and Ethiopia under changing climatic and policy conditions (Mechal)

Project Details
Organisation(s) involved: Indigo development and change,  Univeristy of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand, University of Hamburg, Hawassa University / Wondo Genet College of Forestry, CIFOR, African Union and the Environmental Monitoring Group.
Project Objective/ Description: This proposed interdisciplinary and integrative research project aims to identify, evaluate and, where appropriate, develop new innovative strategies to cope with droughts in order to develop farming practices adapted to changing climatic conditions in semi-arid areas of South Africa and Ethiopia through an action research approach. The project will focus on increasing the problem solving capacity of especially vulnerable groups and will thus focus on working with women and small scale farmers to enhance their resilience.
Location: South Africa, Ethiopia