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The Cost of Land Degradation in Ethiopia : A Review of Past Studies

ACTUAL YIELDS AFFORESTATION AGRICULTURAL INPUTS AGRICULTURAL LAND AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AGRICULTURE AREA UNDER CULTIVATION BENEFIT ANALYSIS BIODIVERSITY BIOMASS CARBON CARRYING CAPACITY CATCHMENT CATCHMENTS CEREAL CROPS CEREAL YIELDS CEREALS CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE CONSERVATION STRATEGY CROP CROP LOSSES CROP MIX CROP PRICES CROP PRODUCTION CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS CROP RESIDUES CROP YIELD CROP YIELDS CROPLAND CROPLAND USE CROPPING CROPS CULTIVATED LAND CULTIVATION DISCOUNT RATES DUNG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC EFFECTS ECONOMIC IMPACT ECOSYSTEMS EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ERODED SOILS EROSION CONTROL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION EXTERNAL INPUTS FAO FARM FARM EMPLOYMENT FARM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FARMERS FARMING FARMING SYSTEMS FARMS FERTILIZER FERTILIZER USE FLOODING FOOD DEMAND FOOD POLICY RESEARCH FOOD PRODUCTION FOOD SECURITY FOOD SUPPLY FOREST FUEL FUELWOOD GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS GRAIN GRAIN PRODUCTION GRASSLAND GRAZING GROUNDWATER INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL WATERS LABOR FORCE LAND DEGRADATION LAND MANAGEMENT LAND PRODUCTIVITY LAND QUALITY LIFE CYCLE MALNUTRITION MANURES MARKET PRICES NATURAL CAPITAL NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCE BASE NATURAL RESOURCES NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT NITROGEN NUTRIENTS OVERGRAZING PERENNIAL CROPS PHOSPHATE POLLUTION POPULATION GROWTH PRESENT VALUE PRICE CHANGES PRODUCE PRODUCTION SYSTEM PROGRAMS PURCHASING POWER RAINFALL RAINFED AREAS RANGELAND RECLAMATION RIVERS RURAL DEVELOPMENT SEA SEDIMENT SILT SOCIAL COSTS SOIL SOIL CONSERVATION SOIL DEGRADATION SOIL EROSION SOIL FERTILITY SOILS STREAMS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TEMPERATURE UNEP VEGETATION WATER RESOURCE WATERS WATERSHED WHEAT WOODLAND YIELD LOSS
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Washington, DC
Africa | Ethiopia
2012-06-13T19:18:04Z | 2012-06-13T19:18:04Z | 2007-04

This paper reviews past studies on the costs of land degradation in Ethiopia, with a view to drawing implications for policies, programs, and future research on sustainable land management (SLM). Given the wide range of methods and assumptions used in the studies, their findings concerning annual costs of land degradation relative to agricultural gross domestic product (AGDP) are of remarkably similar magnitude. The minimum estimated annual costs of land degradation in Ethiopia range from 2 to 3 percent of AGDP. This estimate does not take into account downstream effects such as flooding, suggesting that actual total costs are possibly much higher than the 2-3 percent range. A onetime occurrence of a 2-3 percent reduction in AGDP might be manageable, but the cumulative losses to land degradation over time are very serious for an agriculturally based economy. Such cumulative losses represent a significant drag on rural growth and poverty reduction and jeopardize long-term, sustainable development.

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