Environment and Natural Resources
Working Paper No. 17

Towards Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in the Ethiopian Highlands
Proceedings of the Technical Workshop on Improving the Natural Resources Base and Rural Well-being, 25 - 27 November 2003 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Organizers:

Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN
Environment and Natural Resources Service
Sustainable Development Department

Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research North-South,
University of Berne, Switzerland

In cooperation with:

Centre for World Food Studies (SOW-VU)
the Netherlands

Editors:

Alemneh Dejene, Gete Zeleke,
Solomon Abate and Mekonnen Lule

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004

 

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FOREWORD

ABSTRACT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

1. WORKSHOP WELCOMING ADDRESS AND OPENING STATEMENTS

Welcome Address, by Dr Gete Zeleke, Direct or of ARARI
Opening Statement, by Ato Ayalew Gobeze: Speaker of the House of Parliament of ANRS
Opening Statement, by Mr George K. Mburathi, FAO Country Representative in Ethiopia

2. THEMATIC PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION

The Nexus of natural resources degradation, food security and poverty in the Ethiopian Highlands: Towards sustainable agriculture and rural development, by Alemneh Dejene, FAO
GEF Operational programme on sustainable land management (OP #15), by Alemneh Dejene, FAO
Policy implications for sustainable agricultural development in the Ethiopian Highlands, by Ben Sonneveld, Centre for World Food Studies, the Netherlands
Alternative forms of rural energy/bioenergy in the context of sustainable agriculture and rural development, by Gustavo Best, FAO
Land tenure and land policy and its implications on rural development, by Dessalegn Rahmato, Forum for Social Study
State of natural resources base in Ethiopia: Challenges and opportunities, by Gete Zeleke, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute

3. SUMMARY OF MORNING PLENARY DISCUSSION

4. AREA SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES IN THE AMHARA REGION

Integrated conservation and development of the Simen Mountains area, by Eva Ludi, University of Berne, Switzerland
Lake Tana biodiversity potentials and threats, by Eshete Dejen, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute
Historical sedimentary records of Lake Tana and other experiences in Ethiopia, by Mohammed Omar, Addis Ababa University
Protecting the Lake Tana Basin and key environmental issues, by Amare Getahun
The tree farming programme: The way for ward for highland Ethiopia, by Minwuyelet Muse

5. SUMMARY OF AFTERNOON PLENARY DISCUSSION

6. A SELECTION OF TOPICS OF WORKING GROUP DISCUSSION

7. SUMMARY OF WORKING GROUP PRESENTATIONS

8. SUMMARY OF CONCLUDING PLENARY SESSION

9. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING REMARKS

ANNEX I. LIST OF WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

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