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Zelalem Hadush Sibhat

Project Title: Integrated Spatial and Socio-Economic (non- spatial) Modelling for Watershed Development: A Bio-economic Modelling Approach.

Overview: The aim of the proposed research is to quantify the actual and potential economic capacity of the watershed and its environs in terms of their contribution to sustainable livelihoods in the area. The proposed research will use a bio-economic modelling methodology focusing primarily on modelling economic outcomes and using geo spatial data to model biophysical constraints; and will aim to link economic activities at watershed level to upstream value-adding activities, thereby providing the basis for more detailed projections of livelihood scenarios building on the productive base of the watershed. The model will be based on mathematical programming (linear or non-linear) approach and will be spatially disaggregated to capture different land uses in upstream and downstream sections of the watershed.

I am From Ethiopia, working as a lecturer in a University. I have master’s degree in Geoinformatics and bachelor’s degree in Land resources and environmental management.

Programme Area: Rural Economy

Supervisors: TRevor Donnellan and Dr. Nick Chisholm

Location: UCC

Funding Source: Teagasc