Delivering economic expertise to sustainable land management practices

In order to address ongoing concerns of land degradation in the Ethiopian highlands, the Government of Ethiopia (in collaboration with development partners) has implemented a variety of soil and water conservation programs.  Most recently, the Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project (consisting of two phases: 2009 and 2012) has built infrastructure to stabilize soils, improve water retention and increase capacity of key service providers in planning and implementation of SLM practices. It has made progress in introducing sustainable land management practices in selected areas of the country, including rehabilitation of specific micro-watersheds in six regions of Ethiopia.

ESSP’s expertise in assessing the cost/benefit of the large investments in Ethiopia, and by analysing the economic rates of return using tested methodologies, has been invaluable to identify the economic and financial feasibility of the project through its interventions. Download the PDF.