Household Livelihoods and Increasing Foreign Investment Pressure in Ethiopia’s Natural Forests

April 2011
Kathleen Guillozet & John C. Bliss (Land Deal Politics Initiative Working Paper 3)

Foreign investment in Ethiopia’s forestry sector is currently limited, but agricultural investments that affect forests, largely through forest clearing, are commonplace. Describes the nature of forest investments and the challenges of implementing them. New tenure arrangements will have significant implications for communities on the forest-farm interface. Looks at Arsi Forest area, Oromia, to investigate potential for conflict over competing claims.