Improving the livelihoods of pastoral communities in salt-affected areas of Ethiopia


A recent study led by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the European Union (EU) has shown that 80% of the irrigated areas in Ethiopia are affected by soil salinity. The production losses in these areas are ranging from 10-80% contingent of the soil salinity levels. Increasing salinity can cause significant damage to crop yields, increase poverty, and affect the livelihood of pastoral and smallholder farmers living in the marginal areas of Ethiopia.

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