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Environment/Energy (Global-scale environmental issues)

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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof. SHIMADA Sawahiko(Department of Bioproduction and Environment Engineering, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture) researchmap djibouti Dr. Djama Mohamed Hassan(President of University of Djibouti)
Research Institutions in Japan Tokyo University of Agriculture / Nagasaki University / Akita University / Kyoto University /Geosphere Environmental Technology Corp. / Oriental Consultants Global Co.,Ltd.
Research Institutions in Djibouti University of Djibouti / Center for Studies and Research of Djibouti / Ministry of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries, Livestock and Marine Resources of Djibouti
Adoption fiscal year FY 2018
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Djibouti
General Description of the Research Project

Assessing water resources/greening potential and demonstrating agropastoral practices
Most of Djibouti is a harsh desert environment, and the country’s food self-sufficiency ratio is only about 13 percent by value. This project aims to ascertain the distribution, circulation pathways, and sustainable usage levels of Djibouti’s water resources over a wide area and from a three-dimensional perspective, and expand the area where agropastoral practices are used. Satellite images and UAV images taken throughout Djibouti are used to assess the current situation based on the relationship between water resources and greening potential/sheep farming potential. The project also aims to propose water-saving agropastoral models as an extension of the oasis farming model by developing useful plants and feed crops, along with greening through effective use of urban waste.

Making efficient use of water resources to enhance arid areas by greening wasteland and by creating agropastoral land
This project aims to identify optimal areas for greening and to extend the use of sustainable agropastoral practices suitable for arid lands by conducting demonstrations at suitable locations. The process involves determining the circulation of water in Djibouti as a whole, and, by extension, groundwater flow systems throughout Africa, and identifying other arid lands with potential for implementation of the techniques.

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pic1 Fact-finding interviews at the site for a demonstration farm in the Arta Region

Fact-finding interviews at the site for a demonstration farm in the Arta Region

pic2 Measuring power output and panel temperature to analyze efficiency of a solar pumping system at a progressive farm in Dikhil

Measuring power output and panel temperature to analyze efficiency of a solar pumping system at a progressive farm in Dikhil

pic3 Monitoring crop growth using a drone with multispectral sensors at a progressive farm in Dikhil

Monitoring crop growth using a drone with multispectral sensors at a progressive farm in Dikhil

pic3 Sampling to identify algae growing in water tanks at a test farm in Damerjog

Sampling to identify algae growing in water tanks at a test farm in Damerjog

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