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Review on Role and Challenge Adoption Sustainable Land Management Practices in Highland of Ethiopia

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Land degradation is critical problem agriculture production in the Highlands of Ethiopia resulting significant reductions of agriculture GDP. The cause land degradation was resettlement, plough on steep slopes, deforestation, overgrazing and increase of demand of firewood. Therefore, these paper review on the on role and challenge adoption sustainable land management practices in highland of Ethiopia. In order to mitigate ongoing soil erosion and nutrient loss in the productive agricultural high land’ s of the country, the government of Ethiopia a sustainable land management program since 2008. The challenges of the adoption sustainable land management practices in Ethiopia are open grazing, poor implementation of regulation and by law, land fragmentation and lack of sense of ownership for the soil and water conservation structures. The role of sustainable land management to address environmental problems, increase agricultural productivity, crucial of minimize of land degradation, and rehabilitated degraded area. Should be recommendation to Policy makers should take into consideration the challenge of adoption of SLM practice when designing and implementing introduced Sustainable land management practices.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijsmit.20230902.13
Published in International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies (Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023)
Page(s) 28-36
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Adoption, Ethiopia, Highlands, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management

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