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.

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.