Sustaining Land Management Interventions in Ethiopia

Sustaining Land Management Interventions through Integrating Income Generating Activities, Addressing Local Concerns and Increasing Women’s Participation

The government of Ethiopia, together with development partners, has, through the Growth and Transformation Program, supported the ecological restoration of degraded lands differently. The Sustainable Land Management (SLM) project sought to assess the contributions of different natural resource management interventions on livelihoods and ecosystem services in the Ethiopian highlands. The project has worked across scales (i.e., household, watersheds and landscape scales) in order to identify incentives that can encourage communities to adopt these conservation approaches.    

The project has examined how the benefits and trade-offs of these proposed interventions may impact men and women differently, and it has explored ways to increase participation by women and other marginalized groups in decision making.

WLE's regional program in the Nile and East Africa Region (WLE Nile-East Africa) was a research-for-development initiative that sought to restore and bolster opportunities for increased agricultural productivity through key ecosystem services, especially in the resource poor areas of the region. WLE Nile-East Africa was one of four regional programs of WLE, which also included the Ganges, Greater Mekong, and Volta/Niger.