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Carbon storage and soil biodiversity in forest landscapes in Ethiopia: Participatory management

Subproject of: Carbon storage and soil biodiversity in forest landscapes in Ethiopia: Knowledge base and participatory management (Carbo-part)

Project Leader
Peloschek Florian Alexander, Project Leader
Contact person:
Habermann Birgit
Fast Start Finance (bm:lfuw)
Type of Research
Technological Development
Habermann Birgit, Sub Projectleader (bis 08.03.2018)
Burrell Leisa, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Development Research
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Stubenbastei 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
The project will focus on regeneration of degraded lands to increase C storage using key indigenous tree species and non-native trees. It will look at the value of soil biodiversity enhancement in preservation or re-establishment of ecosystem services and as a climate mitigation tool. The project will work in local partnership with farmers and other relevant stakeholders in participatory research and innovation clusters (PARIC) in order to establish the foundation for bottom-up, long-term research cooperation on environmental and climate change issues with local communities. This will be the focus of the sub-project Carbo-part 2.
All the research will be carried out in partnership between the Austrian partners, ARARI and local partners in Amhara Region. Ethiopian master and doctoral students will be funded to study at BOKU while carrying out their research in Amhara Region within the project framework.
forest ecology; interdisciplinary agriculture and forestry;
Dialogue; Participation; Participatory Innovation; Social Research;

Habermann, B; Worku, Y; Damtew, S (2015): Carbon Sequestration and Biodiversity in Forest Landscapes in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: Social Aspects of Forest Management.

Policy Brief 1, November 2015 Project: Carbon storage and soil biodiversity in forest landscapes in Ethiopia: Knowledge base and participatory management (Carbo-Part)

Habermann, Birgit (2015): We want to get our share of it.

Blog MRI (Mountain Research Initiative) FullText

Habermann, B., Worku, Y., Teklu, H., Peloschek, F. (2014): Partizipation im Klimadschungel: der Versuch einer sozial verträglichen CO2-Kompensation in Ambober, Äthiopien. [Poster]
[JAHRESTREFFEN ENTWICKLUNGSFORSCHUNG Entwicklung im Umbruch. Perspektiven österreichischer Entwicklungsforschung, Vienna, Austria, 07.03.2014]

In: Paulo Freire Zentrum (Hrsg.), 6. Entwicklungstagung 2014,

Habermann, Birgit (2014): Kommen, um zu bleiben.

Weltnachrichten - Informationen der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, 4, 18-18


Habermann, Birgit (2015): Ways of Knowing in Forestry Research in the Ethiopian Highlands. Lessons learned from two case studies. .

FRC/EEFI Research Seminar, 5.6.2015, Addis Ababa

Habermann, Birgit (2015): People-oriented forestry research.

The Mountain Research Initiative Key Contact Workshop 2015 EGU General Assembly, 12.04.2015, Wien

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