Sustainable land and water use in Lake Manyara (Tanzania)

The results of the first workshop (December 2015) were summarised in an abstract presented to SIL, 2016, Italy, by Prof. L. Brendonck, promoter North of the North-South-South Project between KU Leuven, UGent (Un. Plymouth), Un. of Zimbabwe, Un. of Western Cape (South Africa) and NM-AIST (Tanzania, Arusha). CEBioS was co-promoter. See the abstract book. CEBioS was also at the second workshop in December 2016 with Dr. Luc Janssens de Bisthoven, ir. Anne-Julie Rochette and Dr. Maarten Vanhove. The other project partners present were from KU Leuven (Belgium), NM-AIST (Tanzania), UWC (S. Africa), UNZI (Zimbabwe), Trias (Tanzania) and Plymouth University (UK). Participants to the workshop included the scientists involved in the project, representatives from the drainage basin, National Park Authorities, farmers, pastoralists, and traditional leaders. Results from the studies conducted in the framework of the project were presented and involved research about soil erosion, lake biodiversity, remote sensing, socio-economic surveys, decision-support system, etc. The workshop was also the opportunity to introduce a new project coordinated by CEBioS: the 'EVAMAB' project on the evaluation of ecosystem services in Biosphere reserves, such as the Lake Manyara Biosphere reserve. A participatory exercise was developed, that aimed at prioritizing, analysing and mapping the ecosystem services in the area, and identifying potential management options.

Internal member(s)
Luc Janssens de Bisthoven
Other member(s)
Prof. Luc Brendonck (KU Leuven)
Prof. Hans Komakech (NM-AIST)
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