ELD Case Study of Somalia

Title: An assessment of the economic impact of land degradation in Somaliland

Content: This report conducts an assessment of the economic impact of land degradation in the case study areas of Baligubadle and Bookh rangelands.

Publication: April 2021

Report: EN

ELD Case Study of Rwanda

Topic: Natural capital

Title:  Achieving green growth through terrestrial natural capital restoration in Rwanda

Publication: December 2020

Report: EN

Policy Brief: EN

Given the critical role that natural capital and ecosystem services play in maintaining biodiversity, enabling green growth, and achieving the SDGs, the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) and the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative joined forces. Together with institutions and local experts new methods for achieving the SDGs through terrestrial natural capital restoration were developed and applied. Country studies in India, Kyrgyzstan and Rwanda demonstrate how restoring terrestrial natural capital can create co-benefits in social and human capital that go hand in hand to achieve several SDG targets.

ELD Synthesis Report

Title: ELD Synthesis Report of the Activities under Component 1 of the ReGreening Africa Project

Content: This report details the findings and lessons learnt from the ELD country studies conducted under component 1 of the Regreening Africa Project.

Publication: September 2020

Report: EN FR

ELD Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration Report

Title: Analysis of economic benefits from upscaling farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) and other agroforestry systems in West and East Africa

Content: This report summarises the trends in deforestation in the target countries, compiles an overview from literature of sustainable land management (SLM) practices suitable for agricultural and drylands across the target countries, and presents an economic meta-analysis of FMNR based on three (ELD) case studies.

Publication: May 2020

Report: EN

ELD/WOTR Case Study of East Madhya Pradesh, India

Topic: Economic valuations of terrestrial ecosystem services

Title: Economic Valuation of Reducing Land Degradation through Watershed Development in East Madhya Pradesh under Risks of Climate Extremes

Content: This study conducted jointly with the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) seeks to assess the economic and environmental benefits of reducing land degradation through sustainable land management practices such as watershed development in eastern Madhya Pradesh and in the context of climate change.

Publication: April 2020

Report: EN

 

ELD Case Study of Ethiopia

Title: The Economics of Land Degradation Neutrality in Ethiopia

Content: This study aims to assess the economic benefits and costs of sustainable land management (SLM) towards achieving agricultural land degradation neutrality in Ethiopia and assess how SLM is cost-effective and helpful in achieving a number of other Sustainable Development Goals as co-benefits.

Publication: April 2020

Report: EN

Fact sheet: EN FR

ELD Case Study of Ghana

Title: The Case for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in the Upper West Region of Ghana

Content: This study makes the case for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in the upper west region of Ghana.

Publication: January 2020

Report: EN

Policy Brief: EN

Fact sheet: EN FR

ELD Case Study of Kenya

Title: Economic and Policy Implications of ELD Studies in Kenya under the ReGreening Africa Project

Content: ELD supported three economic valuation studies in different agro-ecological regions of Kenya. The findings demonstrate that the benefits of SLM exceed the costs, providing evidence to policy makers that the costs of inaction – in the form of reduced food productivity and the loss of ecosystem services – are by far greater than the required current investments to address land degradation.

Publication: February 2020

National policy brief: EN

Regional case study 1Aberdare Water Towers

  • Report: EN
  • Policy brief: EN
  • Fact sheet: EN FR 

Regional case study 2: Northern Kenya rangeland management 

  • Report: EN

ELD Case Study of Mali

Title: The Economics of Cotton Production in Mali and the Challenges of Land Degradation

Content: This study compares the economics of conventional and organic cotton production in the Koutiala and Bougouni counties in Mali.

Publication: April 2020

Report: EN FR

Policy brief: EN

Fact sheetEN FR

ELD Case Study of Niger

Title: The economics of SLM practices in Niger

Content: This study presents the key findings of an economic evaluation of six different sustainable land management measures being implemented in four areas in Niger.

National synthesis report: FR

National fact sheet: EN, FR

Regional case study 1: Rentabilité de la fixation des dunes au Niger

Regional case study 2: Évaluation économique des pratiques de gestion durable des terres à Maradi, Niger

  • Report: FR

Regional case study 3: Économie de la dégradation des terres à Tahoua, Niger

  • Report: FR

ELD Case Study of Senegal

Title: Investir dans la gestion durable des terres au Sénégal pour atténuer les conflits d’usage

Publication: November 2019

National synthesis report: FR

National policy brief: FR

National fact sheet: EN, FR

Regional case study 1: Remédier à la dégradation des terres dans la zone sylvo-pastorale du Sénégal 

  • Report: FR 

Regional case study 2: Économie de la dégradation des terres dans une région minière du Sénégal

  • Report: FR 

Regional case study 3: Économie de la dégradation de la forêt classée de Pata au Sénégal 

  • Report: FR

ELD Case Study of Namibia

Title: Bush control generates economic and environmental benefits

Content: The ELD case study of Namibian highlights the economic and environmental benefits of bush control on national and local level. 

Publication: August 2017

Language: EN

Policy Brief: EN

ELD Case Study of Benin

Title: The economics of conventional and organic cotton production

Content: The case study from the municipality of Banikoara presents an analysis of the economics of pesticides use and resulting occupational health issues in cotton production.

Publication: August 2017

Language: EN / FR

Title: Le coton est-il vraiment l'or blanc à Banikoara?

Content: L'étude présente une évaluation de base des réels avantages et des coûts de la production de coton pour les ménages de Banikoara.

Publication: Novembre 2017

Language: FR

ELD Central Asia Regional Report

Title: Broadening land management options for improved economic sustainability across Central Asia: A Synthesis of national studies

Content: This regional report presents the findings of the research reports from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, following the outline of the ELD approach and provides policy recommendations for sustainable land management for decision-makers on national and regional level.

Publication: November 2016

Language: EN

ELD Case Study of Kazakhstan - Policy Brief

Title: More sustainable land management in desert forests can lead to economic and environmental benefits

Content: This Policy Brief provides a summary on the research conducted in Kazakhstan about the economic and environmental benefits of sustainable land management in desert forests. It is part of the ELD Central Asia Report.

Publication: November 2016

Language: EN / RU

ELD Case Study of Kyrgyzstan - Policy Brief

Title: Summer pastures across the Kyrgyz Republic can provide greater economic and environmental benefits through improving pasture yields sustainably

Content: This paper is a sumamry of the studies conducted in Kyrgyzstan on how summer pastures can provide greater economic and environmental benefits through improving pasture yields sustainably. It is part of the ELD Central Asia Report.

Publication: November 2016

Language: EN / RU

ELD Case Study of Tajikistan - Policy Brief

Title: Implementing no-till technology and intensifying gardening productivity creates economic benefits while reducing land degradation

Content: This is an overview on the research on implementing no-till technology and intensifying gardening productivity for greater economic benefits and reduced land degradation in Tajikistan. It is part of the ELD Central Asia Report.

Publication: November 2016

Language: EN / RU

ELD Case Study of Turkmenistan - Policy Brief

Title: Rehabilitating pasturelands and undertaking sustainable land Management in deserts across Turkmenistan brings both economic and environmental benefits

Content: The Policy Brief for Turkmenistan summarizes the results of the research conducted on rehabilitating pasturelands and sustainable land management in deserts for economic and environmental benefits. It is part of the ELD Central Asia Report.

Publication: November 2016

Language: EN / RU

ELD Case Study of Uzbekistan - Policy Brief

Title: Diversifying agricultural production, retaining biomass in the field, and planting strips of forest can lead to economic and environmental benefits

Content: This paper provides an overview on diversifying agricultural production, retaining biomass in the field and planting strips of forests in Uzbekistan for positive economic and environmental impacts. It is part of the ELD Central Asia Report.

Publication: November 2016

Language: EN / RU

ELD Case Study of Georgia - Policy Brief

Title: Reducing wildfires in Georgia

Content: This summary of the case study from Georgia provides an overview on the research conducted on implementing and enforcing a law to ban crop residue burning in Dedoplistskaro district, using a cost benefit analysis.

Publication: September 2016

Language: EN

ELD Case Study of Georgia

Title: Reducing wildfires in Georgia

Content: The case study from Georgia provides an overview of research conducted on implementing and enforcing a law to ban crop residue burning in Dedoplistskaro district, using a cost-benefit analysis. When accounting for the contribution of straw to soil nutrients and the market value of straw bales, it is worthwhile for farmers to forgo burning.

Publication: November 2017

Language: EN

Appendices:Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3, Appendix 4Appendix 5, Appendix 6, Appendix 7   

ELD Case Study of Kenya

Title: Costs and benefits of sustainable soil fertility management in Western Kenya

Content: This research examines the costs and benefits of different sustainable land management practices in Western Kenya providing important new empirical data to identify practices with quick returns on investment, resulting in policy recommendations.

Publication: June 2016

Language: EN

Policy Brief: EN

ELD Case Study of Ethiopia

Title: Soil Degradation and Sustainable Land Management in the Rainfed Agricultural Areas of Ethiopia: An Assessment of the Economic Implications

Content: The Ethiopian case study provides an assessment of the extent of land degradation, particularly land erosion by water, and the costs and benefits of sustainable land management measures with a focus on areas under rainfed cultivation.

Publication: April 2015

Language: EN

Summary: EN

ELD Case Study of Jordan

Title: An economic valuation of a large-scale rangeland restoration project through the Hima system in Jordan 

Content: This ELD paper presents an ex-ante cost benefit analysis of large-scale rangeland restoration through the 'Al-Hima' land management system within the Zarqa River Basin in Jordan, building on experience of a pilot initiative by IUCN and the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture.

Publication: June 2014

Language: EN

Summary: EN

ELD Case Study of Mali

Title: An economic valuation of agroforestry and land restoration in the Kelka forest Mali 

Content: The Mali case study uses an ex-ante cost benefit analysis of large-scale agroforestry and reforestation in the Kelka forest to provide decision makers with information about the value and importance of changing current land use practices towards more sustainable approaches.

Publication: June 2014

Language: EN / FR

Summary: EN

ELD Case Study of Sudan

Title: An economic valuation of sustainable land management through agroforestry in eastern Sudan

Content: The study conducted in Eastern Sudan investigated the impact of adopting an integrated sustainable land use and forest restoration on land degradation and livelihoods of the farmers in the research area, Gedaref State.

Publication: June 2014

Language: EN

Summary: EN

ELD Case Study of Botswana's Kalahari

Title: ELD Case Study of Botswana's Kalahari - Assessing the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of land degradation

Content: This report identifies key rangeland ecosystem service in Botswana's Kgalagadi District and assesses the costs and trade-offs associated with them. A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis is used to rank alternative land use options.

Publication: May 2014

Language: EN

Summary: EN

Journal Paper: EN