Photostory by Shibire Bekele
The landscape is ill and needs medication
Landscape Degradation and Restoration in the Ethiopian Highlands
Degraded landscape of the Ethipian highlands due to poor land management and farming practices on mountaineous land.
The picture shows a sad reality of the impact of human being on landscape. the green part of the picture is managed park while the degraded/ grey landscape is with settlement and unmanaged cropping.
This picture is the same landscape as the picture before, at a different season. The nature is contributing its part to make the landscape restoration.
Young people taking seedlings to be planted. Here, I would like to show that we need commitment and we need to play our part to restore the landscape.
Engaged communities play a key role for landscape restoration and give sense of ownership. No one destroys his/her own land.