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. This dataset was collected as part of the NERC-funded project Building Resilience in Ethiopia's Awassa region to Drought (BREAD).

Publication date: 2019-07-12

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Format of the data: 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).

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Data from Building Resilience in Ethiopia's Awassa region to Drought (BREAD) project

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.
The James Hutton Institute
Phimister, E.
University of Aberdeen

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
BREAD,  fertility zones within the household,  NE/P004830/1,  Soil water characteristics
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/P004830/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
20 May 2022 10:41