The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) & the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) invite all interested to a research seminar on
Household Perception and Demand for Better Land Rights Protection in the Era of Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia
Hosaena Ghebru (IFPRI)
DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
TIME: 11:00 AM
VENUE: Ethiopian Development Research Institute
ROOM: Training Room
We used the 2013 Agricultural growth program (AGP) survey of 7500 households from Ethiopia to assess factors that are associated with household demand for the second-level land certification in Ethiopia. The results from logistic estimation revealed that individuals having better awareness about the features of 2nd stage land certification are more likely to be interested in 2nd stage land certification. Moreover, interest in second-level land certification is significantly lower among households that predominantly acquire their parcels through family inheritance as compared to those who acquire their parcels predominantly from government allocation or purchases. Comparing to households from the Oromia region, households from the SNNP (the latest region to implement the first-level land certification) are less likely to demonstrate demand while households from the Tigray region (the first region to implement the first-level land certification) are more likely to show interest for the second-level land certification. Hence, due to such variation among regions, the rollout strategy of the 2nd stage land certification need not be considered as a blanket solution for the entire nation but with more caution and pragmatic approach taking into account regional variations in terms of the drivers of perceived tenure insecurity and economic viability of the program.