Soil and Water Conservation in Ethiopia
The “Guidelines for development agents on soil conservation in Ethiopia” has been in use for 30 years; its translation into the Amharic language was published in 1987 and the book was reprinted in 1995. Thousands of copies were handed on to development agents, technicians and experts, some of whom sent comments and proposed more technologies based on their field experience. Since 2003, another reprinting was enthusiastically demanded by the regions, which organised region-wide campaigns in soil and water conservation that are still ongoing. At the federal level, the Ministry of Agriculture prepared a number of guidelines and policies for sustainable land management, to which this book is now added..