Large-scale land deals in Ethiopia: Scale, trends, features and outcomes to date

March 2014
IIED (James Keeley, Wondwosen Michago Seide, Abdurehman Eid & Lokaley Kidewa)

Despite growing research on land deals in Ethiopia, there is still uncertainty on the real scale and features of the phenomenon, and some misperceptions continue to shape public debates. Report discusses the findings of a systematic inventory of land deals for agricultural investment in Ethiopia. It describes the scale, geography, drivers and key features of large-scale deals. It also discusses findings relating to the early outcomes of the deals.