The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) is a network for capacity building through exchange of practical experience and appropriate knowledge on food security in the drylands of Africa. The DCG networks in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan consist of NGOs as well as research institutions and governmental structures. DCG Norway administers funds from Norad to research projects and from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to information and policy work linked to the UNCCD and dryland challenges.
DCG in Ethiopia - Articles
The United Nations has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020), an 11-year long effort to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world’s drylands, home to a third of the world’s population and which face serious economic and environmental threats. Read more »
There are 17 members of DCG Ethiopia representing national and international NGOs, Universities and governmental structures. The Chairperson is Mulugeta Berhanu at the Relief Society of Tigray, and the coordinator of DCG Ethiopia is Abiye Alemu located at Norwegian Church Aid Ethiopia. Read more »
The study assess the impacts of the use of improved seeds, mineral fertilizers and pesticides on food security, human and animal health and environment in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Read more »
Through a DCG project, Norwegian Church Aid Ethiopia has obtained information about consequences of climate changes for people in their program areas and their subsequent coping mechanisms. These findings have been used when developing NCAs new 5 years strategy. Read more »