MAPPING FOR CHANGE: EXAMPLE OF SLM BEST PRACTICE AT BRICKS CONFERENCE
16 FEBRUARY 2015
The Mapping for Change: The experience of farmers in rural Oromiya, Ethiopia film was presented by Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) for the BRICKS workshop on Sustainable Land Management, March 16 2015.
The film documents a participatory mapping experience of Ethiopian farmers in the Oromiya Region. Over a period of 12 days close to 140 people contributed to the construction of a 3-dimensional map covering – at a 1 : 10,000-scale – a total area of 672 sq km.
In a relatively degraded environment where soil fertility plummeted after the clearance of the natural forest, while populating the map, farmers compare their past and present ecosystems and identify the root causes of their problems and finally propose their own solution.
The experience marked their life …