Ethiopia Case Study_ Soil Degradation and Sustainable Land Management in the Rainfed Agricultural Areas of Ethiopia: An Assessment of the Economic Implications | Land Portal | Asegurando los Derechos a la Tierra a través de Datos Abiertos

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Diciembre 2015
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Soil erosion and deposition values were estimated using pixel based landscape information and the Unit Stream Power Erosion Deposition (USPED) model, which works with the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) parameters. The USPED model was adapted to Ethiopian conditions based on evidence from the Soil Conservation Research Programme, and calibrated and validated using data from former research stations as well as the Abbay (Blue Nile) Basin. Additionally, some of the USLE parameters were reduced in order to achieve a satisfactory approximation of sediment loss for the Abbay Basin.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Hurni, Kaspar Hurni, Hans Zeleke, Gete Kassie, Menale Tegegne, Berhan Kassawmar, Tibebu Teferi, Ermias Moges, Aderajew Tadesse, Deme Ahmed, Mohamed Degu, Yohannes Kebebew, Zeleke Hodel, Elias Amdihun, Ahmed Mekuriaw, Asnake Debele, Berhanu Deichert, Georg
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The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is an initiative on the economic benefits of land and land based ecosystems. The initiative highlights the value of sustainable land management and provides a global approach for analysis of the economics of land degradation. It aims to make economics of land degradation an integral part of policy strategies and decision making by increasing the political and public awareness of the costs and benefits of land and land-based ecosystems.

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