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Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students

by Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), University of Colorado at Boulder Vetted since 2010
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students
Project recognition award
Project recognition award

Since its inception in 2010, the victory gardens project has been creating positive impacts, though very slowly. The introduction of value increasing and climate resilient techniques for adaption using systems of water harvesting and efficient and small-scale irrigation techniques have become exemplary. I recently, I received the following information from one of our volunteers,

 "The Atebes Development Association is establitioned in Addis Ababa , the capital city of Ethiopia. The new Development Association decided to give an Award your a certificate of recognition for your contribution in the introduction and success of the Victory Garden Project and the the successful planting of the edible apple trees, .the Gabion tarracing  system and the water harvesting reservoir."

The email added,

"Bye the way the benefiaries have about 600  ( six hundred) apple trees in their premises. 
Attached is the certificate of recognition for the victory garden projects given by the village development association. I received the award certificate attending as a volunteer participant representing the CCB Victory garden project and I explained to the participants about the aim of the projects."

I believe that our project was one of the main reasons for the establishment of the Atebes Development Associateion. Please continue your support and spread the word so that we can complet the project and work on upscaling it. The current success is your success  and should be proud of  your participation. This recognition by people who were born in the village will make us more dedicated to continuing our climate resilient development strategy in the village and beyond. Thank you for your continued support. 

Thank you.  

Greetings

I am very happy to share what is happening on the field here in the village.

The Kremt rainy season was over in September. Reports and observation by out volunteers indicate that the rainy season was above normal and great However, the rains continued beyond the growing season and affected the harvest by reducing yield.

The good rains were useful to fill our projects water harvesting tankers. The water tanks are completely full./ This will be good to water the fruit trees during the coming dry season. The in situ water harvesting system continues to provide water to the community and the animals.

Because of the good rains the apple trees are in the flowering stage. The students and the farmers are very hopeful that they will have successful apple harvest this year. We will share with you the outcome when in our next report.

Again, thank you for your support. I hope you will advise your friends and family to include our project into their holiday giving.

Merry X-Mass and Happy New Year

Amanuel

Dear friends and supporters,

I hope you had a great summer. The rainy season in our project area is over. Water has been harvested in the pilot project site. Our participants are gerrting ready for their fall harvest with high expectations. Our volunteers are advising them to take it to the market when they harvest more than their consumption. We will report  on the condition of the harvest when the time comes.

We reported at the beginning of the summer of our hope to deliver new seedlings to the increasing demand of those who did not benefit from out previous distributions. Unfortunaely, we dd not have enough funds to complet the plan.

Again, thank you for your continuos support to the project. Bless you.

Dear supporters and friends,

I hope all is well and that you are enjoying the summer.

In the village of atebes where out project is located the rainy season is going to start soon.  The traditional rainy season is June, July, August and September. However, climate change and variability has often pushed the onset of the riany season to July and the rain often ends at the beginning of September.

We are planning work on the project to take advantage of the rainy season. Many people are asking for seedlings and training. We have started interaction through our volnteers to identify the needs.

Our constraints is shortae of funds. I hope you will continue your support so that the ongoing good work can be expanded and include new benefiaries.

Again, thank you for your continued support. The youth in theproject are counting on you and are sending their thanks. Please tell your friends and your loved ones to start contributing to the project.

have a safe and enjoyable summer!!!

Dear supporters,

One of the key technologies for our gardens project in dry areas has been the use of clay pots for sub-surface irrigation. Our volunteer, Amanuel Gebru decided to pursue his MSc studies at the University of Mekelle's Ethiopian Institute for Climate and Society* and his project was to find evidence on the use of clay pots on water prudcitvity. He designed an improved clay pot with a traditional potter and the results are published in an international refereed journal.

The title of the the publication which is based on Amanuel Gebru's tMA hesis is "Evaluating water productivity of tomato, pepper and Swiss chard under clay pot and furrow irrigation technologies in semi-arid areas of northern Ethiopia" Below is the summary of the findings as written in the abstract at the International Journal of Water:

" Managing irrigation water is among the critical issues to address food insecurity under climate change and variability conditions. Irrigation is suggested as one of the adaptation practices commonly implemented to reduce climate related risks. However, there is scarcity of water in many drylands and identifying an efficient and effective irrigation system is crucial. A comparative study was undertaken between bar-shaped clay pot and furrow irrigation on tomato, pepper and Swiss chard crops in northern Ethiopia during the cropping season of 2014/2015. Results were compared on the basis of yield, water productivity and economic performance. The yields of Swiss chard, tomato and pepper were increased by up to 51, 32 and 30%, respectively, in bar-shaped clay pot irrigation system as compared to the control. Water saving was also considerably increased by 40.6, 41.2 and 41.7% for the respective crops as compared to the control. Similarly, the water productivities of Swiss chard, tomato and pepper were 10.9, 4.2, and 1.8 kg m–3, respectively. Further research on the suitability of bar-shaped clay pot irrigation on various soils and crops is recommended."

This is an important finding as projects of gardening can be implemented for climate change adaptation in the dry lands. I would also like to thank our volunteer amanuel Gebru for completing his graduate degree and for publishing his thesis on an international journal. Please find a copy of the publication attached. 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 *The Ethiopian Institute for Climate and Society was established through a technical collaboration between the University of Colorado's Consortiuem for Capacity Building (CCB)/INSTAAR and Mekelle University with seed money from the Open Society Institute for its Capacity Building of African Universities in climate change adaptation.


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Tsegay Wolde-Georgis
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