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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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Land Area
112,857,126.5 ha
2,319.1 USD

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Guidance for Agricultural Investments towards enhanced responsibility

18 December 2023

A project of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, co-funded by the EU and implemented through the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been striving to ensure that investments in land are productive, contribute to sustainable land management,…

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Progressing digitalization in land administration in Ethiopia

8 December 2023

A hybrid closing workshop brought together key stakeholders including GIZ-S2RAI, MoA, consultants, the World Bank representatives among others was held in Addis Ababa to mark the closing workshop of the Application Development. The MASSREG Mobile App is believed to help revolutionize the land…

Strengthening the capacity for inclusiveness in land use planning

15 September 2023

Land and human rights are closely tied. Land use planning approaches can only be robust and have a meaningful impact if they integrate the interests of vulnerable and marginalised members of communities into their schemes.  



Ethiopia is one of the least urbanized countries in the world with 20.8% living in urban areas. Agriculture, forestry, and livestock contribute directly or indirectly to the livelihoods of more than 80% of the population

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Promises and realities of land formalization in Africa

16 November 2023

Has land formalization - as a type of land reform - delivered on the promises of improving tenure security, agricultural productivity and women's land access? Learn more in this data story.

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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…