Smith, J. et al

Soil water measurements from Ethiopia’s Awassa region during the drought and subsequent floods of 2015-2016

Measurements were taken in three fertility zones within households in two districts of Halaba in the SNNPR, Ethiopia. Measurements were taken after the El Niño event of 2015/16, so reflect the resilience of different areas of the farm to drought. Measurements are provided at fertility zones home, near and far from the home, and at three depths (0-5cm, 5-10cm and 10-15cm). Measurements included were volumetric water content, more water conductivity, and soil temperature.

Publication date: 2019-07-12

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Smith, J.; Hallett, P.; Nayak, D.; Boke, S.; Habte, M.; Yakob, G.; Rivington, M.; Phimister, E. (2019). Soil water measurements from Ethiopia’s Awassa region during the drought and subsequent floods of 2015-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c18a5a8c-a9b0-401d-8784-d03f3c7cd049

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-01-01    to    2016-12-31

Provenance & quality

The measurements were collected from farmers’ fields in Halaba District near Hawassa (SNPPR, Ethiopia), after the drought of 2015 – 2016 (between January 2016 and July 2016). Sampling points were classed as “home”, “near” and “far” from the homestead. This corresponds to fields at increasing distance from the household, but does not equate to a set distance; it is more a reflection of the typical land uses in the fields. Measurements are provided at the three depths, 0-5cm, 5-10cm and 10-15cm. Measurements were collected from fields belonging to farmers with different wealth status (poor medium and rich) in two kebeles (parishes, Konicha and 1st Choroko).

Correspondence/contact details

Smith, J.
University of Aberdeen
jo.smith@abdn.ac.uk

Authors

Smith, J.
University of Aberdeen
Hallett, P.
University of Aberdeen
Nayak, D.
University of Aberdeen
Boke, S.
Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia
Habte, M.
Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia
Yakob, G.
Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia
Rivington, M.
James Hutton Institute
Phimister, E.
University of Aberdeen

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
fertility zones within the household,  Soil water characteristics