Sustainable land management: A new approach to soil and water conservation in Ethiopia

Mitiku, Haile; Herweg, Karl; Stillhardt, Brigitta (2006). Sustainable land management: A new approach to soil and water conservation in Ethiopia. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and NCCR North-South

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Many efforts have been made in Ethiopia to mitigate land degradation, particularly soil erosion, through both local and newly introduced soil and water conservation (SWC) practices. However, the strict focus on soil erosion and conservation does not necessarily lead to satisfactory results. If SWC is effective in reducing erosion but is at the same time too costly and unacceptable to land users, sooner or later it will disappear and its positive effects will also be lost. This book therefore suggests to follow the broader approach of Sustainable Land Management (SLM), which aims at ecological soundness, economic viability and social acceptability, and thus places SWC in a more holistic framework that is closer to farmers’ reality.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Herweg, Karl Günter and Stillhardt, Brigitta

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

3-906151-92-1

Publisher:

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and NCCR North-South

Language:

English

Submitter:

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Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

31 Aug 2015 14:47

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.19217

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19217 (FactScience: 1695)

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