Soil degradation in agricultural fields from the highlands up to the South Ethiopia Rift Valley lake shores: assessing its status and understanding main processes in two selected catchments

12 September 2022 → 11 March 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Land capability and soil degradation
visual soil assessment agro-ecological zones rainfall simulations Shafe catchment erosion plots groundwater Sile-Elgo catchment water erosion salinity monitoring
Project description
Soil degradation in the Shafe and Sile-Elgo catchments threatens food security and environmental quality. This research aims at (1) identifying the processes active at field scale within the cropland and grazing land, (2) the evaluation of the soil quality status, and (3) generating insights in the spatio-temporal behaviour of (inter)rill erosion in the highlands, and salinisation in the lowlands.