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  1. Library Resource
    Videos
    March, 2017
    Ethiopia

    Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas - a documentary thriller about land grabbing and the global rush for farmland - the new green gold! 

  2. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017
    Ethiopia

    We are in the Anthropocene. For millennia, human actions have been shaping the world to the degree that they are inscribed in the geological and ecological record. Recently, this has been occurring with increasing speed and influence. This means we need to be asking integrative and effective questions about the world and how we relate to and in it. Human niche construction has broad and deep effects not just on landscapes and environments, but on the myriad of other beings sharing space with us.

  3. Library Resource
    Promoting financial inclusion cover image

    Improving farmers’ lives through the SLLC-linked loan product

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    With Second Level Land Certification (SLLC), farmers gain increased security of tenure: this incentivises them to invest more in their land.

    To allow for this productive investment to take place, the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is working with micro finance institutions (MFIs) to roll out an innovative financial product: the SLLC-linked individual loan.

    Accessing longer terms and larger size loans allows farmers to increase the productivity of their land, graduate from subsistence farming, and become more commercially oriented.

  4. Library Resource
    Formalising land rental transactions cover image

    Beneficial to smallholder farmers, particularly for vulnerable groups

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    How LIFT promotes formalisation
     

  5. Library Resource
    Promoting financial inclusion: Developing an innovative SLLC-linked loan product cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Ethiopia are offering farmers a new financial product: the SLLC-linked individual loan product

    With Second Level Land Certification (SLLC), MFIs have the security of knowing the ownership and exact landholding size of farmers. This has allowed the development of an innovative individual lending product that uses the produce of the land as a form of guarantee.

  6. Library Resource
    Enabling access to clean agricultural inputs and technologies: Improving farmer yields and businesses turnover cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2017
    Ethiopia

    Supporting the agriculture sector

    The GoE with technical support from the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is issuing Second Level Land Certificates (SLLC) to increase the land tenure security of farmers. As a result, farmers are more willing to invest in their land in a productive and sustainable way. However, to allow for increased productive investment, farmers must have access to improved agri-inputs and technologies that are climate smart: this is currently a challenge in most rural areas.

  7. Library Resource

    Advancements in Plot-Level Soil Testing and Implications for Agricultural Statistics

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Much of the current analysis on agricultural productivity is hampered by the lack of consistent, high quality data on soil health and how it is changing under past and current management. Historically, plot-level statistics derived from household surveys have relied on subjective farmer assessments of soil quality or, more recently, publicly available geospatial data.

  8. Library Resource

    Is Measurement Error Driving the Inverse Relationship?

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    This paper revisits the decades-old puzzle of the inverse plot-size productivity relationship, which states that land productivity decreases as plot size increases. Existing empirical studies on the inverse plot-size productivity relationship define land productivity or yields as self-reported production divided by plot size. This paper considers an alternative approach to estimating yields based on crop cuts.

  9. Library Resource

    A Direct-Inverse-Direct" Relationship"

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2017
    Ethiopia, Africa

    This paper proposes a new interpretation of the farm size-productivity relationship. Using two rounds of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, and drawing on earlier work on five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the paper shows that the relationship between farm size and productivity is neither monotonic nor univocal. Most previous studies that tested the inverse farm size-productivity relationship used ordinary least squares estimation, therefore reporting parameter estimates at the conditional mean of productivity.

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