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Can land tenure changes mitigate food insecurity in Ethiopia?

by Seifu, Albab

Abstract

Recurring famines and droughts have weakened the Ethiopian agricultural sector since the 1970s. A number of theories addressing food security affirm that hunger and destitution in rural areas are caused by shortages in food supply. This thesis argues that the fragile food security status of Ethiopia is a result of inadequate land management systems. Land tenure policies play a key role in the livelihood stability of rural communities. This study hypothesizes that improvements in land tenure security can create resilient livelihood systems. The Agro-Ecological Zones model developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization serves as a theoretical framework for the research. A multidimensional regression model assesses the impact of the current land registration initiative being pursued by the Ethiopian government on the value of food crops.

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bachelor

Bachelor of Arts

Includes bibliographical references.

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None

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:4107
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
78 pages : illustrations (some color), map
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Anna, Alexandria
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2011