Hailu Shiferaw, from the Water and Land Resource Center of Addis Abeba University, Dr Schaffner and partners from Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Haramaya University in Ethiopia, and the Center for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, in Switzerland, said nearby networks see that environmental change, visit dry spells and obtrusive species are the primary drivers of land use/land spread changes.
During the nineteenth and twentieth hundreds of years, different species and a half and halves of Prosopis – local to South and Central America – were planted in regions outside of their local range including Australia, southern Asia, and eastern Africa. The point was to give kindling, charcoal, grub, and timber to settle the soil in corrupted environments and avert desertification.
While the primary presentations in Ethiopia were made during the 1980s, issues before long emerged in the mid-1990s when the tree began attacking croplands, meadows, riverbanks, and roadsides – causing noteworthy natural effects and a wellspring of contention among pastoralist bunches because of the impact on decreasing munching land.
"Our investigation gives proof that land use and land spread changes in the Afar Region have prompted a huge misfortune in biological system administration esteems, with genuine ramifications for the occupations of the country individuals," Hailu said.
"Negative net changes were found for the field, bareland, bramble bush forest, and normal woods because of the Prosopis spreading so quickly," he included. About half of the lost field is currently ruled by Prosopis. Subsequently, Prosopis causes genuine negative impacts on pastoralism, the customary business structure in the area.