Atsbi Catchment

Ethopia

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Community Based Land Governance

The Atsbi catchment in Ethiopia is a community that has successfully reversed land degradation in a semi-arid environment over the past twenty years. Unique to Atsbi is the community based land governance structures, where the community both contribute to and benefit from regenerative agricultural practices.

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The Atsbi catchment in Ethiopia is a community that has successfully reversed land degradation in a semi-arid environment over the past twenty years. Unique to Atsbi is the community based land governance structures, where the community both contributes to and benefits from regenerative agricultural practices.

The Atsbi-Womberta district, located in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, has about 13,050 ha of arable land and 8802 ha of grazing land. About 23,400 households inhabit the district with an average family size of six of which 30% of the households are female- headed households.

Who are we?

Abbadi Girmay Reda

Director, Natural Resources Research Directorate and Director General, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Ethiopia.

Mitiku Haile

Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Land Management at Mekelle University.

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