The Tigray region has won the UN-backed Future Policy Gold Award in 2017 by demonstrating that “the more people, the less erosion” can be a reality. Behind this success story stands a long-term policy with large-scale investments in soil and water conservation, exclosures and reforestation. Exclosures are areas where trees and vegetation can naturally regenerate, and from which livestock and uncontrolled woodcutting are excluded; they are commonly found on steep degraded slopes. In Dogu’a Tembien, these exclosures are often managed under village bylaws and can deliver ample non-timber forest products, such as honey and frankincense.
|Title of host publication||Geo-trekking in Ethiopia’s Tropical Mountains|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Dogu’a Tembien District|
|Editors||J. Nyssen, A. Miro, A. Frankl|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|