Prevention Web: Can adaptive management combat agricultural uncertainty in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia has decades of experience in implementing land and water management interventions.

Ethiopia has decades of experience in implementing land and water management interventions. However, the resulting alteration of agricultural landscapes along with widespread land degradation are causing considerable negative environmental and economic impacts. By one estimate, the net cost of land degradation due to land use and land cover changes is about USD 4.3 billion annually.

Sustainably transforming and restoring Ethiopia’s agricultural landscapes requires addressing the drivers of land degradation while maintaining or increasing ecosystem services, such as provision of food and water.

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