Exclosures as Primary Option for Reforestation in Dogu’a Tembien

K.K.E. Descheemaeker, M. Jacob, S. Lanckriet

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeo-trekking in Ethiopia’s Tropical Mountains
Subtitle of host publicationThe Dogu’a Tembien District
EditorsJ. Nyssen, A. Miro, A. Frankl
ISBN (Electronic)9783030049553
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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