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Located in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is ecologically and culturally highly diverse and the most populous landlocked country worldwide. Its economy largely depends on agriculture and agricultural commodity exports. Farming and herding are key livelihoods to more than 80% of the population. Drought is a major issue in many areas of Ethiopia which is part of the initiative Building Resilience in Africa’s Dry Lands.
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Uncovering Land Governance Challenges in 9 African Countries: NELGA’s Overview of Pastoralism and Small-Scale Farming

30 January 2023

NELGA has put out nine country profiles about South Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt, and Mauritania. These profiles give information about pastoralism and small-scale agriculture in these countries.

Drought, Somaliland,photo by UNDP

Drought and hunger in Somalia, Ethiopia and region: What to know

7 September 2022

Millions of people are facing food insecurity.  Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could be experiencing their worst drought in 40 years this October-December with drier-than-average conditions predicted.

Drought: We know what to do, why don’t we do it?

8 August 2022

Ignoring the plight of 20 million people in the Horn of Africa is a political choice. The 20 million people struggling to survive a scorching drought in the Horn of Africa are victims not only of a climate crisis but of the failings of governments and humanitarians to heed the lessons from earlier…



Ethiopia is one of the least urbanized countries in the world with 20.8% living in urban areas. Agriculture, forestry, and livestock contribute directly or indirectly to the livelihoods of more than 80% of the population

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Edmie Bable

The spillover effect that brought the big smiles of the rural women

24 October 2022

Population growth, the repercussions of climate change, including land degradation, are creating growing pressure on one of the most important livelihood resources of the agrarian community – land. Mismanagement of land, including poor land allocation and demarcation have been the major factors for…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…