Webinar: Satellite imagery reveals large-scale land restoration measures improved resilience to drought in Ethiopian degraded watersheds
26 March 2021
16:00 CET / 11:00 EDT
Anthropogenic land degradation threatens the livelihoods of rural populations in developing economies, a problem aggravated by increasingly frequent weather shocks. Large economic investments launched by development agencies, such as Ethiopia's 10-year Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP), have been put in place in an attempt to overturn its associated land productivity losses.
Even so, operational issues and high costs of gathering on-ground data have limited a rigorous impact assessment of these large-scale programmes.
Find out more about how remote sensing products can be successfully incorporated into impact evaluation models, opening new possibilities for the assessment of ecosystem restoration programmes.
- Sara Savastano, Director RIA-IFAD
- Athur Mabiso, Senior Economist, RIA-IFAD
- Yanyan Liu, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA
- Dr Bekele A. Shiferaw, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) World Bank, Washington DC, USA
- Susana Constenla-Villoslada, Research Analyst in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division (MTID) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Dr Ying Sun, Assistant Professor in School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University
- Jiaming Wen, Fourth year PhD candidate majored in Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University
- Shun Chonabayashi, Economist in Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice at the World Bank