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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2018
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

    To address food insecurity in the country, the Government of Ethiopia envisages a rapid transformation in the agriculture sector to increase production, productivity, markets and employment. It has, therefore, strategically promoted land investments for agricultural development as part of the two successive five-year Growth and Transformation Plans (GTP).

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2018
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), targets achieving food security and becoming a middle-income country by 2025. One part of the strategy is encouraging large-scale agricultural investment (LSAI) by domestic and international investor. To that effect, ample arable land in various region is being leased out, Benishangul-Gumuz region being one of them.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2018
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

    Different government institutions in Ethiopia are working on land related issues to tackle and manage data and information independently from each other, even though their activities and mandates are often related or even overlap. Those institutions do not have a shared modern information management system to properly compile and store data in such a way that users from other relevant institutions can access and share such data and resources for better planning and informed decision making.

  4. Library Resource
    Agreements & Contracts
    December, 2018
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

    This draft model lease contract considers international best practices and recommendations, regarding the design of contract for farmland investments. In particular, the IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contract for Farmland and Water, were used as a reference while designing this current draft. Experience gained by BVVG Agriforest Privatization Agency regarding lease contact design is reflected in the draft model contact. 

  5. Library Resource
    Agreements & Contracts
    December, 2018
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

    This draft model contract was developed on the basis of the drafts “Proclamation to Provide for Agricultural Production and Marketing Contracts in Ethiopia” later modified and renamed as “Proclamation to Provide for the Establishment of the Central and Regional Contract Farming Coordinating bodies and Regulation of Contract Farming Contract Formulation” as well as international best practices.

  6. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    June, 2019
    Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is endowed with a huge and remarkable natural resource base which could serve as a strong springboard to economic and social development. The country has devised an attractive incentive package to promote investment in various sectors. One of these sectors is large-scale commercial farming where foreign and national investors acquired lands for development from the National and Regional States where the land is proved to be productive and settlement is sparse.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2019
    Ethiopia

    The promotion of commercialized and mechanized agriculture is considered as one possible contribution to the further economic development efforts in Ethiopia. In addition to the traditional farming sector, which is predominantly characterized by smallholders and subsistence farming, large-scale agricultural investments are expected to provide input for the processing industry, bring foreign currency as well as technology transfer to the country.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2019
    Ethiopia

    Due to the rapidly growing population in Ethiopia, land is becoming scarce resource. This often results in an increased land use conflicts. Rapid urban expansion, large infrastructure projects in urban as well as in rural areas and an increasing demand for farmland often leads to displacement of the local population. Small holders are expropriated, forced to leave their farms and lose their livelihoods. 

  9. Library Resource

    Policy and Legal Review against the Background of International Best Practices

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2019
    Ethiopia

    Large-scale agricultural investments (LSAI) in Ethiopia are expected to provide input for the processing industry and to bring foreign currency as well as technology transfer to the country, while the local communities will benefit from employment and infrastructure improvements related to these investments. But the results of investment projects have been rather limited so far. In the past, the land identification (and verification) process for LSAI, due to various reasons, was not implemented with the required accuracy, which often resulted in environmental and social problems.

  10. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    June, 2019
    Ethiopia

    In Ethiopia, agriculture plays a fundamental role for economic growth and development. It provides primary commodities, especially food for domestic consumption, as well as raw materials for the processing industry, and it brings foreign currency into the country through exports earnings.

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