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.
The Ecofarm research project is intended to test, verify and introduce technologies that could contribute to improving crops and livestock productivity and enhance the food security and income of the population, and reduce conflict over natural resources. Read more »
The purpose of this research project is to generate knowledge and contribute to the development of appropriate land use policy in the semi-arid pastoral and agropastoral systems. Read more »
2008 - 2010
The conflicts are becoming more and more violent between herders and farmers due to the narrowing of corridors for animal mobility due to extensions of cropping areas, and between sedentary pastoralists and mobile around recession pastures of the lakes. Read more »
This study will look at the impact that land redistribution and certification has brought about in terms of attaining sustainable land development and food security in the dryland areas of the Amhara Region. Read more »
This study aims to identify the actual and potential impacts of climate change on different Ethiopian ecological zones and related livelihood systems. Read more »