Smith, Courtney: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Project Title: 
Integrated Landscape Management Innovations in Ethiopia: Case Study of Wichi Wetlands and Bohele Integrated Watershed
Project Abstract: 
Ethiopia is a leading implementer of Integrated Landscape Management (ILM), an emerging development strategy that addresses both agricultural livelihoods and environmental conservation. There are currently no in depth case studies documenting Ethiopia's exemplary progress in landscape initiatives. To fill this gap, I will conduct research on two landscape initiatives in Ethiopia: Wichi Wetlands and Bohele Integrated Watershed. This research intends to capture the innovative spectrum of approaches that Ethiopia offers to ILM and accelerate global landscape learning. Community-engaged research will be conducted through collaboration with a local NGO and landscape stakeholders to ensure local input and landscape-level learning.