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Master student in ZALF project "TREES" wins price in Tropentag 2022 photo competition

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​​​​​​​28.09.2022

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ZALF congratulates Marta Kifleab from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin for winning 2nd prize in a photo competition of Tropentag 2022 in the category “Single best picture”. The picture was taken as part of her research work for the ZALF project "TREES" in Ethiopia.

Currently in Ethiopia, collecting data on soil loss for her TREES master thesis project, Marta used the opportunity to share the visual impression. On the far horizon the picture shows the Lake Chamo and with a close glance the Elgo and Sile catchments. Soil erosion is an advancing problem in the area, particularly due to agricultural activities on high slopes which are causing land degradation and landslides especially in the hilly upstream area. Agroforestry, soil and stone bunds as well as check dams are dominant local soil conservation practices to lower the risk of soil erosion and land degradation. Linked research on Ethiopia (Shibire Bekele, HU/ZALF) and Madagascar (Hamy Raharinaivo, Uni Antananarivo/ZALF) was also presented at Tropentag during poster sessisions. 

This work received financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned and administered through the global project on forest landscape restoration and good governance in the forest sector (Forests4Future) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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WForest Landscape Restoration at the Elgo and Sile Basin Areas in Ethiopia. | Quelle: © Marta Kifleab.
Forest Landscape Restoration at the Elgo and Sile Basin Areas in Ethiopia. | Source: © Marta Kifleab​.
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