Will sustainable land management mitigate Ethiopia’s land degradation challenges?

Over the last twenty years, the Ethiopian government and a variety of development partners have promoted sustainable land management (SLM) programs to address the threat of land degradation.

Synopsis: The Sustainable Land Management Program in the Ethiopian highlands: An evaluation of its impact on crop production

ESSP Research Note 68: by Emily Schmidt and Fanaye Tadesse . Synopsis of Working Paper 103. Abstract: Agricultural productivity in Ethiopia’s highlands, the country’s breadbasket, is threatened by severe land degradation.

The sustainable land management program in the Ethiopian highlands: An evaluation of its impact on crop production

ESSP Working Paper 103, by Emily Schmidt, and Fanaye Tadesse. Abstract: Agricultural productivity in the highlands of Ethiopia is threatened by severe land degradation, resulting in significant reductions in agricultural GDP.

The Sustainable Land Management Program in the Ethiopian highlands: An evaluation of its impact on crop production

Agriculture remains a cornerstone of the Ethiopian economy with 75 percent of the total population employed in the sector in 2012/13, and 86 percent living in rural areas.