2017 - 2017


Study of value chains under the Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) II in Ethiopia

The direct, near term objective of this “Study of value chains under the Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) II in Ethiopia” assignment is to propose the development of value chains for selected commodities in the SLMP and identify policy gaps hindering involvement of the private sector in these value chains, including possible options for local processing.

  • The Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) II is one of the Government of Ethiopia’s flagship Programmes with the objective of reversing land and environmental degradation.
  • The SLMP II phase of the Programme (2014- 2018) is a multi-donor support effort to scale up landscape restoration in 135 watersheds distributed over six regional states namely Amhara, Benshangul Gumuz, Gambella, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray.
  • Norway is one of the funders of the Programme with the total amount of NOK 305 million.
  • Norway’s support is combined with resources from the World Bank IDA, GEF and LCDF to provide a total Programme budget of USD 107.61 million. SLMP II has been successful in halting land degradation, raising biomass productivity (grassland, trees and crops) and yields in the respective landscapes.

Apart from the local market and the available knowledge, SLMP 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 within the programme.

  • The value chain analysis consists of value chain mapping, research and analysis. The key study aims are:
  • Review the prospect of developing key commodity value chains for selected commodities relevant to the SLMP objectives.
  • Assess policies and marked factors that might limited the involvement of private sector in these value chains.
  • Provide guidance on how such value chains can be developed for relevant commodity groups under SLMP, or in partnership with other Programmes.
  • The goal of the assignment is to support SLMP to become sustainable beyond the project lifetime.

Clients: Norad



Geography: Ethiopia

Date: 2017


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