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.
UNCCD - Projects
The overall objective of this project is to create awareness of state and non-state actors on the Rio Convections and effective implementation of same as well as the need for these Conventions in natural resource management and climate change effects in drylands of Ethiopia. Read more »
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 »
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 aims to identify the actual and potential impacts of climate change on different Ethiopian ecological zones and related livelihood systems. Read more »