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Wageningen Universiteit (2006)

Caring for the land : best practice in soil and water conservation in Beressa watershed, highlands of Ethiopia

Amsalu Taye, A.

Titre : Caring for the land : best practice in soil and water conservation in Beressa watershed, highlands of Ethiopia

Auteur : Amsalu Taye, A.

Université de soutenance : Wageningen Universiteit

Grade : PhD thesis 2006

Présentation
Land degradation in the form of soil erosion and nutrient loss is a major constraint to farming activities and agricultural development in the highlands of Ethiopia. Though large-scale conservation projects have been initiated and carried out by the government during the past few decades, the conservation measures introduced have not been sustained by most farmers and land degradation continued to be a problem. The main objective of this research was to examine soil and water conservation practices in the Beressa watershed of the Ethiopian central highlands and identify the constraints and opportunities for a better conservation intervention. The analysis was carried out in view of the history of land use dynamics, farming and livelihood changes, past conservation activities, and policy regime changes.

Mots clés : land management / soil conservation / water conservation / watersheds / watershed management / highlands / ethiopia

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