A national research workshop on sustainable natural resources management for combating desertification and land degradation in arid and semi-arid areas of Ethiopia has taken place from August 14-15, 2018 at Adama. More than 75 participants invited from the federal and regional research, higher learning and development institutions have attended the workshop.
A welcome speech was made by Dr. Abiyot Birihanu, Director General of EEFRI and Officially opened by His Excellency Ato Kebede Yimam, State Minister of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC). The state minister has explained on his speech that “this workshop is one of the on-going efforts being made by the government to rehabilitate and restore degraded lands”. He also pointed out that technologies and information being generated by research and higher learning institutions are crucial and will enhance and consolidate the on-going efforts of combating desertification.
17 research papers were presented of which 15 are papers submitted in response to a call for paper issued by the project and the other two were focused on the status of AAD project and the research experience of EEFRI on rehabilitation and restoration of degraded landscapes