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The project consortium comprises of University of Gondar , Bahir Dar University, Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. These institutions contribute to TRANSACT as follows:

Bahir Dar University(BDU), particularly the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and its 7 departments including (i) Natural Resources Management, (ii) Animal Production and Technology, (iii) Plant Sciences, (iv) Fisheries, Wetland and Wildlife Management, (v) Agriculture Water Management, (vi) Rural Development, and (vii) Disaster Risk Management. The well established Faculty of Agriculture provides training support as well as capacity building inputs towards Gondar University, whose Faculty of Agriculture is still in its infancy.

University of Gondar(UoG), particularly the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Development and Environmental Management Studies, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. One the one hand, Gondar University will contribute to the project through curriculum development and the organisations of short courses. On the other hand, Gondar University has a wide range of experiences in the area of communication, psychology and community development. These are important contributions to the more technically oriented training, the inclusion of respective expertise helps to overcome the gap between natural sciences and humanities.-

Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI), which includes 5 research directorates namely Soil-Water Conservation and Management Research, Forestry and Agro-forestry Research, Agricultural Mechanisation and Food Processing Technology Research, Crops Research, and Livestock Research. As the main public research institutions, ARARI is actively conducting agronomic and forestry related research in north Gondar. In this project ARARI will mainly contribute technical support. At the same time, the project will help to reshape its research agenda through new transdisciplinary competences.

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), which channels its contribution through the Centre for Development Research (CDR). Additional inputs will come from the Institute of Forest Ecology, Institute of Soil Science, Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Division of Livestock Sciences, and the Division of Organic Farming. As an organisation with expertise in applied development research, the CDR develops and promotes development innovations at the science - practise interface. It collaborates with over 25 BOKU scientists and a wide range of partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to increase well-being and improve rural life. Over 35 research projects in 15 so called development countries target management issues related to soils, water, crops, forests, livestock, or fisheries, while taking into account the social processes that underlie their use.

As an associate partner, the project will closely cooperate with the Sustainable Natural Resource Development Programme in North Gondar, SRMP-NG. The programme manages the overall development and conservation activities of 19 woredas and 2 National Parks in North Gondar. The management unit is located in Gondar Town.