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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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Hiber requests federal government intervention in dispute with Amhara Region

Hiber requests federal government intervention in dispute with Amhara Region

20 March 2021

Hiber Sugar requested federal government intervention to resolve its dispute with the regional government of Amhara, which it accused of transferring its 6,183 hectare of land to unidentified investors and people relocated from other areas.   Established a decade ago, Hiber has been at loggerheads…

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…

Kombolcha-new-dry port coming through - The Reporter

Kombolcha new dry port coming through

13 March 2021

The Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services announced it has finalized preparations to construct a new dry port at Kombolcha with an estimated cost of 1.5 billion Birr. The Shipping Enterprise has been undertaking a feasibility study to relocate its existing dry port in Kombolcha town, which has…

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Beyond Ownership: Measuring Land Rights

3 May 2021

Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for the international development agenda. Yet, there is no consensus on which rights should be monitored and reported. Three indicators of women’s property rights are widely used in the literature. Each captures a different aspect of women’s land rights,…

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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…