Tag Archives: Soil erosion

Eritrea Striving to Address Negative Effects of Climate Change

Eritrea demonstrating commitment to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) by 2030

Eritrea endeavours numerous soil and water conservation schemes to combat effects of climate change. These includes but not limited to: planting over 41 million trees, constructing over 600 different sized water reservoirs (dams), and distributing over 150,000 energy saving stoves.

BY ERI-NEWS

Geographically, Eritrea is located in the Sahel region which is prone to drought and erratic rainfall. This situation is aggravated by climate change. Hence, sustainable land management issues assume great importance for countries like Eritrea whose economies highly depend on agriculture. Continue reading Eritrea Striving to Address Negative Effects of Climate Change

Eritrea Farmers Increase Land Productivity Through Sustainable Land Management Practices

Eritrean farmers gear up for a rich harvest through sustainable land management practices such as levelling of lands, building terraces and check dams. (Photo: UNDP Eritrea)

By UNDP,

Tesfay Bariagaber, a 74 year old farmer from Keih-Kor village in Debub region is looking forward to a bountiful harvest. He hails from Dekamhare sub-region, and is a beneficiary of a community based sustainable land management project that aims to reclaim 45 ha of farm land. As the team leader, Tesfay oversees water and land conservation activities such as land levelling, terracing and construction of check dams. “Look at our farm, our maize is doing so well. This year, we will have a good harvest” He said. The project benefits about 800 community members. Continue reading Eritrea Farmers Increase Land Productivity Through Sustainable Land Management Practices