Summary of evaluations of agroecological initiatives in Ethiopia (Avaclim)

Summary of evaluations of agroecological initiatives in Ethiopia (Avaclim)

The AVACLIM project (2020-2022) was built on the conviction that agroecology is one of the most promising approaches to enhance the mitigation and adaptation potential of food and agricultural systems to climate change and to strengthen their resilience. Implemented in seven countries (Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Morocco, Senegal and South Africa), the project is coordinated by CARI, a French NGO, and implemented by partner NGOs. In Ethiopia, the NGO partner is the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), a civil society organisation working with smallholder farming communities in Ethiopia to improve their livelihoods through ecological land use management. In conducting this research, ISD worked in partnership with PELUM and the National Scientific Team. 

Despite the growing recognition of agroecology, it often remains a theoretical option for policy makers. In this context, the AVACLIM project aims to strengthen the sharing of knowledge gained by practitioners in the field, to evaluate agroecological initiatives and to implement advocacy, based on this scientifically validated evaluation, towards national and international political institutions.  

Thus, the seven NGO partners, in partnership with national research teams, conducted a scientific evaluation of two agro-ecological initiatives in each country according to a methodology specific to the AVACLIM project. The project’s national scientific partner is the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), whose research combines traditional knowledge and innovation for the sustainable development of local communities in Ethiopia. 

This document is a synthesis of the evaluation reports produced for the two initiatives in Ethiopia. 

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