Ethiopian Land Grab by Dessalegn Rahmato

To begin with, the government has already transferred about 3.5 million hectares of land to investors and is now taking  measures to transfer a similar amount in the next five years. By the end of 2015, the country’s agrarian structure will  have been changed significantly, and the shift from small-scale to large-scale farming, dominated by foreign capital and  enjoying privileged status, will pose a serious threat to the long-term sustainability of the rural economy, the livelihoods  of peasants and pastoralists, and to the goals of achieving food security.

Dessalegn Rahmato, Forum for Social Studies

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