The Sustainable Land Management Program (SLMP) II is the continuation of one of the Government of Ethiopia’s flagship programs, with the objective of reversing land and environmental degradation.
This study supported SLMP II by exploring value chains of income generation activities/commodities, proposing those with potential for development and identifying policy gaps hindering this.
SLMP II has been successful in halting land degradation, raising biomass productivity and yields. Households also engage in income generating activities. However, apart from local market and the available knowledge, interventions are not linked to value chain development and market access is therefore a constraint to the development of livelihoods and protection of natural resource management gains.
This scoping study included value chain mapping, research and analysis, using a combination of primary and secondary data sources. The value chain analysis:
Value and benefits
The goal of the assignment was to support SLMP to become sustainable beyond the project lifetime, ensuring that development of livelihoods and protection of natural resource management gains are maintained.