Participatory Watershed Management as the Driving Force for Sustainable Livelihood Change in the Community : The Case of Abreha we Atsebeha

@inproceedings{2015ParticipatoryWM,
  title={Participatory Watershed Management as the Driving Force for Sustainable Livelihood Change in the Community : The Case of Abreha we Atsebeha},
  author={},
  year={2015}
}
  • Published 2015
Agriculture, the main sector of the Ethiopian economy, accounts for 85% of total employment and is the backbone and mainstay of the economy (Pausewang et al., 1990). However, agricultural productivity is decreasing because of land degradation, particularly due to soil erosion. Hurni (1988) estimated that the extent of erosion from arable land in the highlands of Ethiopia averaged 42 tons/ha/yr. This erosion results in a decline of soil productivity.