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- Ayele, Getaneh K.; Gessess, Azalu A.; Addisie, Meseret B.; Tilahun, Seifu A.; Tenessa, Daregot B.; Langendoen, Eddy J.; Steenhuis, Tammo S.; Nicholson, Charles F.
- African journal of agricultural and resource economics 2015 v.10 no.4 pp. 265-278
- animals; cash crops; gully erosion; highlands; labor; market prices; opportunity costs; per-capita income; quantitative analysis; soil nutrients; soil remediation; subsistence farming; topsoil; trees; watersheds; Ethiopia
- ... This study quantifies the costs of erosion in a watershed of the Ethiopian highlands over a two-year period, accounting for topsoil nutrient losses, time costs due to disrupted travel networks, and the value of lost animals and trees. We use a nutrient replacement cost to value topsoil nutrient depletion, daily wage rate to monetise the opportunity cost of labor due to gully erosion, and local mar ...