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Jiru, Moges Gobena, 2011. Effects of large-scale land acquisition in rural Ethiopia : the case of Bako-Tibe Woreda. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Currently the large-scale land acquisitions are expanding in developing countries and in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia is also actively engaged in this global situation. There are limited empirical studies that show the effects of large-scale land acquisitions in the host countries. The objective of this thesis was to identify the perceived effects of large-scale agriculture land acquisition on the livelihood of small-scale farmers in Bako-Tibe Woreda, Western Ethiopia. To this effect, issues of livelihood, food security, sustainable natural resources management and participation were used as guiding concepts. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect data. The data was collected through interviewing 145 farm households in the two kebeles of Bako-Tibe Woreda. In addition, focus group discussion and key informant interview were employed to gather in-depth insights. Despite the availability of important policies, strategies and proclamations in Ethiopia, the large-scale land acquisition processes were conducted in Bako-Tibe Woreda in a non-participatory way. Particularly the local communities did not participate in the process from the start of the deals up to the land allocation. This thesis concluded that stakeholders’ participation was non-existent, deforestation was the major environmental concern, job creation opportunities were low and the contribution to an improved livelihood of the local farmers was minimal.
Keywords: Land acquisition, Livelihood, Participation, Food security, Land grab, Ethiopia.

Main title:Effects of large-scale land acquisition in rural Ethiopia
Subtitle:the case of Bako-Tibe Woreda
Authors:Jiru, Moges Gobena
Supervisor:Chiwona-Karltun, Linley
Examiner:Schmidt, Titti
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Land acquisition, Livelihood, Participation, Food security, Land grab, Ethiopia
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Labour and employment
Agrarian structure
Deposited On:08 Nov 2011 12:16
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:23

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