Soil erosion Dynamics and Modiying Universal Models: The case of the Blue Nile (Abbay) Basin of Ethiopia

  • Presentation speakers
    Ahmed Amdihun, PhD fellow, Addis Ababa University and IWMI

    Soil erosion is one of the prime problems that hampers agricultural productivity, threatens food security and exacerbates rural to urban migration in Ethiopia. Agriculture has been practiced in the highlands for centuries with soil erosion turning many of the fertile lands to bare abandoned areas. The soil loss is estimated to range from 1.5 to 7.8 billion tons a year and which costs the country up to 766 million Ethiopian Birr annually. It is this size problem that this research looks to identify and quantify by developing customized erosion model for the Ethiopian Highlands.

    Dr.Ephrem Gebre Mariam
    Dr.Lisa Maria Rebelo
    Dr.Gete Zeleke