Competing claims on natural resources in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
Central Rift Valley
The Central Rift Valley in Ethiopia is a closed river basin where poverty and natural resource degradation are firmly intertwined. The rapidly growing population increasingly over-exploits the scarce natural resources in their struggle for survival.
About the project
The situation in the Central Rift Valley can be best described as the competition for natural resources between different stakeholders and within stakeholder groups. Stakeholders seem to have no adequate response to the negative impacts of the ongoing natural resources degradation on the livelihood of communities and on the ecosystem.