Five years ago, communities in the dry highlands of the Yewol mountains found it difficult to grow even their staple crops. In the rainy season, rainwater gushed down the slopes eroding the soil. Free grazing of cattle and unreliable rain affected the productivity so much that crops began to dwindle along with their livestock. Migration was the only way out for some. Food shortage stalked the residents and it still is a reality for some.
Tilahun Amede, Asmare Dejen, Tadesse Gashaw and Getachew Yimam. 2019. Inspiration from Yewol for all of us. ICRISAT Policy Brief 14
- Amede, Tilahun
- Dejen, A.
- Gashaw, Tsehay
- Yimam, G.