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.
Institutional Setup and Effect of Household Water Harvesting in Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood: A Case study of Kobo, Almata and Kilte Awlaelo Woredas in Amhara and Tigray Regions of Ethiopa
DCG Report No. 52 | November 2007
This study aims at establishing a better understanding and documenting the effects of the irrigation development based on household level water harvesting and its limitations. Read more »
Agronomic, economic and social feasibility
This article is based on research conducted in Mali for the Drylands Coordination Group. Read more »
DCG Proceedings no. 23 | October 2007
Workshop organized for the Pastoral and Natural Resources and Environment Affairs Standing Committees of the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. December 8th -10th 2006, Adama Mekonen Hotel, Nazareth, Ethiopia. Read more »
Review of Information Available on Seed Security and Seed Aid Interventions in DCG Partner Countries:
DCG Report No. 51 | October 2007
This report aims at providing an overview of the dominant approaches to seed relief as well as an overview on available literature on the topic. Read more »
Women in Backyards: Root Crop Production and Biodiversity Management in Backyards: A Case Study in Five Selected Woredas of Tigray Regional State, Northern Ethiopia.
DCG Report No. 50 | July 2007
This study claims that introducing drought resistant and highly nutritional root crops for women's backyards will strengthen income as well as health and food security in female headed housholds. Read more »
Re-thinking Policies to Cope with Desertification
This report summarizes the wealth of experience and expertise present at the Joint International Conference “Desertification and the International Policy Imperative” (17-19 December 2006, Algiers, Algeria). Read more »
The Role of Garsa (Dobera glabra) for Household Food Security at Times of Food Shortage: Ecological Adaptation and Socio-economic Value.
DCG Report No. 49 | May 2007
The wild fruit Dobera glabra is considered "famine food" by the pastoralists in Afar, Ethiopia. Based on the findings of this study, there is a need to give more attention to this endangered plant through appropriate propagation and protection measures. Read more »
DCG Proceedings no. 22 | April 2007
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, and Burkina Faso have all passed specific legislation in support of pastoralism. This paper reports that while some of these laws provide an improved framework for the management of rangelands and greater tenure security for pastoralists, they contain conceptual and practical problems which may ultimately further marginalise pastoral people. Read more »