UNU-LRT fellows present final projects at an open seminar

10 September 2013
Mohamadou Habibou Gabou presents his project
Mohamadou Habibou Gabou presents his project

This week the UNU-LRT fellows introduced their final projects at an open seminar at the Keldnaholt Campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland. The projects, as well as the oral presentation, are the final output of each fellow in order to graduate from the UNU-LRT programme.

The fellows have worked on their projects for several months and have only few days more before turning them in. After that, graduation day awaits.

The projects this year were diverse as always and included the following:

“Microbial assemblages of Icelandic soils under different re-vegetation methods”, by Enock Ssekuubwa from Uganda;

“Soil Quality assessment on cultivated volcanic soils in Southwest Iceland”, by Merkeb Woldu Bezabeh from Ethiopia;

“Assessment of land condition of Kyrgyz republic with respect to grazing and possible development of quoting system at the local government level”, by Azamat Isakov from Kyrgyzstan;

“Vegetation conditions in various plant communities in Khongor district, Darkhan-UUl province in Mongolia”, by Tserennadmid Bataa from Mongolia;

“Mapping to assess revegetation activities and to estimate carbon sequestration: a case study in Krysuvik, Iceland”, by Mohamadou Habibou Gabou from Niger;

“Monitoring restoration progress around Hellisheiði, a low alpine environment in South-west Iceland”, by Wellencia Clara Mukaru from Namibia;

“Ecological succession assessment on restored Andisol”, by Idrissa Soumana from Niger;

“Participatory monitoring of rangelands: challenges and opportunities (case study of Iceland)”, by Zhyldyz Shigaeva from Kyrgyzstan;

“Exploring local beliefs systems for the benefit of land restoration: a case study of Jaagbo shrine restoration in the Tolon/Kumbungu district of Northern Region, Ghana”, by Salifu Wahabu from Ghana;

“Assessment of the impact of incentives on adoption of sustainable land management: a case study of Chesower subcounty, Bukwo district, Uganda”, by Olive Chemutai from Uganda.