LandPKS Pilot Testing with Local Level Participatory Land Use Planning in Ethiopia

In the month of August, our Ethiopia Local Coordinator Adane Buni organized a series of trainings and pilot tests with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Land Administration and Use Directorate.

 

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The training series included a Training of Trainers for the Ethiopian Regional Land Administration and Use Experts. The training was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and included both classroom presentations and field demonstrations of the app. In total, 227 agricultural officers, researchers and students were trained in using the LandPKS app.

During the pilot testing across several regions of Ethiopia, land biophysical data were collected using the LandPKS app and conventional Ethiopian Rural Land Use Planning methods to compare the approaches. The pilot tests showed that the LandPKS and conventional land use planning approaches were comparable. As a result, the Land Administration and Use Directorate has begun planning for the extension of the app out to its land use planning experts.

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