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Located in Eastern Africa, north of Kenya, Ethiopia is an ecologically diverse country that is home to nine ethnically based states and two self-governing administrations. The economy is largely based on agriculture, with over 80% of the population engaged in the production of crops and livestock. With a growing population of over 80 million people, Ethiopia is also the most populous landlocked country in the world. On average farm sizes are small, with more than 85% of farming households on less than 2 hectares.

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Launch of LIFT’s Knowledge Hub and Interactive Results Map

17 March 2021

Originally shared via newsletter from the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme The Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and implemented in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture’s…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

30 December 2020

As rifle-toting militiamen fired celebratory rounds into the air, young men marched through the streets denouncing the former ruling party of Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “thieves.”   The party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), is the target of military operations ordered by Prime…

About 20 Million Hectares of Land Restored in Great Green Wall

3 November 2020

Close to 20 million hectares of land have already been restored, as part of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative, according to the implementation report released recently at a virtual meeting of environment ministers from Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Sudan,…



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6 Ways USAID is Investing in Women’s Land Rights

4 March 2021

Secure land and resource rights are critical for household wellbeing and livelihoods in many developing countries, where land is the principal asset for the rural poor. Despite women’s vital role in food production, they are less likely than men to own and control land. Forty percent of the world’s…

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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…