Sustainable Land Management IV
Ethiopia is undoubtedly one of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries most seriously affected by land degradation, which is a major cause of the country’s low and declining agricultural productivity. Under the umbrella of its Strategic Investment Framework (ESIF), the Ethiopian government has been operating the Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) with various aspects covered by different donors and coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR).
GFA is now implementing the KfW-financed Sustainable Land Management IV. The key objectives are to reduce land degradation in order to increase productivity, food security and economic benefits for the population.
GFA B.I.S. Services
GFA B.I.S. was commissioned by GFA Consulting Group to implement a suitable Monitoring & Evaluation System for the management of project outcomes. In addition to data management capabilities and geo-mapping features, the need was to integrate data collection applications with a user communication system.
Monitoring data is regularly collected with Survey Solutions at project sites by field workers and later imported into a central monitoring database, including imports of attached binary data such as GPS coordinates and photos taken on-site. Imports happen automatically after a data set has been ultimately approved in Survey Solutions’ Headquarters application. After an import, project staff are notified by e-mail on the success or failure status of the operation. DACOTA enables direct access to this uploaded data as well as potential data modifications. Integrating a map view and a customized dashboard, the system can generate various reports, analysis and data (dis-)aggregations. The user interface (UI) is built following Google’s Material Design specification.