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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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsMarch, 2018Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Laos
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2007Ethiopia, Africa
Although a large theoretical literature discusses the possible inefficiency of sharecropping contracts, the empirical evidence on this phenomenon has been ambiguous at best. Household-level fixed-effect estimates from about 8,500 plots operated by households that own and sharecrop land in the Ethiopian highlands provide support for the hypothesis of Marshallian inefficiency. At the same time, a factor adjustment model suggests that the extent to which rental markets allow households to attain their desired operational holding size is extremely limited.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2015Ethiopia
Land is a cross-cutting theme in most contemporary development challenges. Contemporary literature shows that land governance benefits the broader administration and governance of society. Tools enabling evaluation of land governance, however, are often focuses on national or supranational levels. Ethiopia provides a case in point: rapid urbanization and urban poverty are an issue; however, limited studies assess urban land governance from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Citizens and government representatives at different levels are the sources of information.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Suriname, Northern America, United States of America, Asia, Tajikistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Europe
Land Tenure Working Paper 15. This publication brings to light the existing linkages between land tenure and the realization of the right to food. It points out that responsible governance of land requires the adoption of human rights-based approach in order to develop coherent and long term solutions to improve people’s livelihoods. The document presents the legal implications of the right to food at national level and provides a series of examples on the implementation of human rights principles and obligations into land tenure systems, policies, and institutional frameworks.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Libya, Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Panama, Brazil, Jordan, Romania, United Kingdom, Germany, Samoa
The Eastern and Anglophone Western Africa Regional Assessment meeting was organized by a task force consisting of FAO, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Land Policy Initiative, the United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Development Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme officials in Ethiopia.
Library ResourceLegislationEthiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
This Proclamation of the Benishangul Gumz Regional State shall apply to any rural land found in the region. It mainly is concerned with land rights land use and administration of rural lands. Land is declared the common property of the state and people and it shall not be subjected to sale or other means of exchange. Any peasant who legally resides in the region shall have the right to hold land irrespective of gender or any other discrimination. Land administration shall be implemented through community participation. Rural land shall not be expropriated unless to use for public services.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesEthiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
This Rural Land Use and Administration Policy of the Afar National Regional State seeks to provide an answer to the following problems: The traditional land administration and use system is not in line with the formal government land administration and use system.
Library ResourceLegislationEthiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
This Proclamation of the Afar National Regional State establishes a rural land administration system that is suitable for natural resource management and protection and that incentivizes investment within the traditional clan-based communal land tenure system. Laws that pertain to lands designated as forest lands, wildlife sanctuaries, biodiversity protected lands, environmental and natural resource conservation and preservation areas shall not be affected by this Proclamation. The Proclamation, among other things: provides for survey, registration, certification etc.
Library ResourceAugust, 2012Ethiopia
This report is about implementing
low-cost rural land certification. Prior to 1975,
Ethiopia's land tenure system was complex and
semi-feudal. Tenure was highly insecure, arbitrary evictions
were common, and many lands underutilized. High inequality
of land ownership reduced productivity and investment,
leading to political grievances and eventually the overthrow
of the imperial regime in 1975. The Marxist government that
Library ResourceMarch, 2012Ethiopia
Over the coming decades, land policy and
administration, for urban as well as rural areas, will be
critical for Ethiopia's development. The vast majority
of people making up the Federal Democratic Republic of
Ethiopia's (FDRE) predominantly agricultural economy
live in rural areas. Finally, land policies and
administration can contribute significantly to the
objectives of promoting gender equality and protecting
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