Project:  Woody Invasive Alien Species in East Africa-Assessing and Mitigating Their Negative Impact on Ecosystem Services and Rural Livelihood.

Project Fund:  Swiss Agency for Development and cooperation SDC and Swiss National Science Foundation

Project Implementing Organization: CDE and CIB from Switzerland, CABI KE and KEFRI/KALRO from Kenya, WLRC and UHAR from Ethiopia, TAFORI from Tanzania, and SUA from South Africa

Project Duration:  January 2015 – December 2017 (First Phase)


This collaborative project has been designed with the following objectives

1. Understand local processes affecting the invasiveness of woody IAS, their effects on biodiversity, ES and the consequences for rural livelihoods.

2. Understand how effects of woody IAS on biodiversity, ES and rural livelihoods upscale from local to the sub-national and national level.

3. Develop, test and disseminate Sustainable Land Management (SLM) strategies to mitigate negative effects of woody IAS in order to improve biodiversity, ES and rural livelihoods in East Africa.

Contact:  Dr. Tena Alamirew

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