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Landless youth for resilient landscapes in Ethiopia


Titre : Landless youth for resilient landscapes in Ethiopia

Pays : Ethiopia

Date : November 2012 - December 2018

This initiative is part of the Ethiopia Sustainable Land Management Project II (SLMP 2), one of the 12 country investments composing the Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP) in support of Africa’s Great Green Wall, developed under the TerrAfrica partnership and implemented by the World Bank with EU support. Land rights, management, value, and use form key development issues for millions of rural Ethiopians facing climate, water, food, and livelihood insecurity. This is especially true for youth facing severe challenges of landlessness and joblessness. This innovative approach provided legal landholding certificates and extension support to landless youth in exchange for restoring degraded communal lands. This resulted in youth employment, increased livelihood opportunities, empowered youths who have few other options but to migrate, and strengthened basis for better participation in the governance of natural resources. It also helped diversify and balance competing land uses in rural landscapes and boost climate resilience.

* Strengthen awareness, harmonization, strategic directions on opportunities and modalities for improved sustainable land management scale-up and effectiveness ; * Improve and share analytical underpinnings to support policy dialogue and decision making ; * Catalyze funding at country level.


Bénéficiaire  : 740 youth groups with more than 15 000 members (40% female) have received group landholding certificates or other legal documentation. About 100 000 landless youth could be reached with sufficient financing.

Coût total : 19 000 000 EUR
Contribution UE : 9 700 000 EUR

European External Action Service (EEAS) Délégation Ethiopie

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