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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Eastern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Ethiopia

Agricultural GDP in Ethiopia grew at an average 7.3 percent per year between 2001/02 and 2012/13. Most of this dynamism occurred in the highlands, where high population density and land scarcity begs the question of how future agricultural output can be maintained to sustain the previous decade’s momentum.

Reports & Research
April 2018
Ethiopia
Africa

Argues that the institutionalization of ethnic federalism and the persistence of neo-customary tenure result in considerable ambiguity, particularly regarding the land rights of non-indigenous minorities. Highlights tensions between these three sets of land tenure institutions – state ownership, ethnic federalism and neo-customary tenure – and their implications for minority land rights.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2018
Ethiopia

This study assessed forest cover change from 1985 to 2016, analyzed community perception on forest cover change and its drivers, and suggested possible solutions in northern Ethiopia. Landsat images of 1985, 2000 and 2016, household interviews and focus group discussions were used.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2018
Ethiopia

Tropical forest provides a crucial portion of sustenance in many rural communities, although it is increasingly under pressure from appropriations of various scales. This study investigated the impacts of medium-scale forestland grabbing on local livelihoods and forest conservation in the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia.

Reports & Research
March 2018
Sudan
Ethiopia
South Sudan
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Chad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ghana
Liberia
Mali
Sierra Leone
Indonesia
Laos

In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2018
Sudan
Ethiopia
South Sudan
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Chad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ghana
Liberia
Mali
Sierra Leone
Indonesia
Laos

In the wave of efforts to encourage and support more “responsible” land investments, one aspect has been largely overlooked: are governments equipped with the legal and technical support needed to effectively negotiate and conclude investment contracts that lead to responsible outcomes?

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