Sustainable Land Management in Mali: An Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Its Economic Viability

Mamoudou Ibrahima Sall, Mohamed Ouedraogo


A study is conducted to investigate the economic viability of sustainable land management (SLM). All around the globe, the practice of sustainable land management is being executed for different purposes such as rehabilitating dry areas, minimizing the effect of degradation and also saving and maintaining the sustainability of natural resources. The purpose of this research paper is to identify the costs of SLM, to analyze the benefits of SLM and then to compare both of them with each other to recognize its economic viability. The quantitative method is used in this study and by the help of questionnaire, data is collected from the people of Mali. Then that data is quantified later on with research instruments. The results of the study are according to the research objectives of the study and has revealed that the sample is aware about the costs and benefits of the SLM. The implications of this study are that it helps the farmers to increase their profits and productivity and as well as has increased both the literature review and empirical evidence for the researchers and has also helped the government to put SLM into practice.

Keywords: Sustainable land management, economic viability, costs, benefits, analysis

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-24-12

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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