One of the objectives of the Nile Basin Development Challenge – registered as one of the outcomes that the program hopes to achieves – is to develop the capacities of various actors, including of future generations of decision-makers, planners and implementers of land and water management policies and interventions.
Over the past, the Nile BDC has hosted the work of various students to develop their theses. Here is a tour of some of these:
- Smallholder farms livestock management practices and their implications on livestock water productivity in mixed crop-livestock systems in the highlands of Blue Nile basin: A case study from Fogera, Diga and Jeldu districts (Ethiopia)
- Study of smallholder farms livestock feed sourcing and feeding strategies and their implication on livestock water productivity in mixed crop-livestock systems in the highlands of the Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
Other theses comprise:
- The brokerage institutions and smallholder market linkages in marketing of horticultural crops in Fogera woreda, south Gondar, Amhara National Regional State
- Analysis of smallholder farmer’s participation in production and marketing of export potential crops: The case of sesame in Diga district, east Wollega zone of Oromia Regional State
- Communication tools for improved knowledge sharing in rainwater management: A case study of the Nile Basin Development Challenge
- Assessment of rainwater management practices for sustainable development and rural livelihood improvement in Andode/Meja micro watershed, Jeldu district, Oromia region, Ethiopia
- Physically based rainfall: Runoff modelling in the northern Ethiopian highlands: The case of Mizewa watershed
- Assessing the role of traditional land management practices in improving cropland productivity: The case of Diga Woreda, Oromia
For the final year of the Nile BDC, a few more theses and pieces of work can be expected.