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2008-04-08 | EfD Discussion Paper

Economics of Soil Conservation Adoption in High-Rainfall Areas of the Ethiopian Highlands

Holden, Stein, Menale Kassie, Gunnar Köhlin and Randy Bluffstone. 2008. “Economics of Soil Conservation Adoption in High-Rainfall Areas of the Ethiopian Highlands.” EfD Discussion Paper 08.
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Measuring and analyzing the impact of fanya juu bunds on the value of crop production in Ethiopian highlands with high rainfall had the surprising conclusion that this technology reduced soil erosion and off-site effects at the expense of lower value of crop production and, hence, poor Ethiopian farmers.