From May 9-11, the NBDC Strategies Project (N2) hosted a Baseline Analysis Workshop in Addis Ababa. This was a chance for NBDC researchers (ILRI, ODI, IWMI) to meet with national collaborators (Oromiya Agricultural Research Institute, Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Wollega University, Bahir Dar University, Ambo University and Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research at Holetta) to reflect on the data collected during the baselining exercise on Planning, Implementation, Innovation and Livelihoods issues surrounding rainwater management.

The research plans had been developed at a previous Orientation workshop that was followed by a period of field work during which research teams had collected data from a range of local actors in Diga and Fogera.

This workshop was now a chance to reflect on some of the preliminary findings. The teams are now busy conducting more in-depth analysis and this will lead to preparation of draft baseline reports in due course.

Notes on the workshop are at: http://nilebdc.wikispaces.com/N2+Baseline+analysis+workshop

Contributed by Alan Duncan