FIG Peer Review Journal


Facing the Challenges in Building Sustainable Land Managment Capacity in Ethiopia (4051)

Shewakena Aytenfisu Abab and Melkamu Belachew Moges (Ethiopia)
Mr. Melkamu Belachew Moges
Head, Research Coordination and Publication Office
Bahir Dar University
Institute of Land Administration
Bahir Dar University
Bahir Dar
Corresponding author Mr. Melkamu Belachew Moges (email: melkgrowthf[at], tel.: +251 918 76 11 37)

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Published on the web 2010-01-14
Received 2009-11-19 / Accepted 2010-01-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2010
ISBN 978-87-90907-87-7 ISSN 2308-3441


Ethiopia is, in the last two decades, taking some positive measures to improve the old long lasting poor land administration system. Some laws were made at federal and regional level; so were some policy guidelines. More importantly, land registration and certification is being implemented in the country though in quite varying scale and quality. In view of this, it is quite appropriate to investigate the major gaps in the existing sustainable land management practices. The gaps should be identified and a few possible solutions be indicated. The main problems in this regard relate to enforcing institutions of the land laws and activities, legislative framework for the land administration, and the technical management of the land related information such as the issue of computerization. In addition to these concerns, this paper also attempts to show some efforts by the Ethiopian government for putting in place sustainable land management, which can also provide a promising platform to facilitate the cooperation of the development partners at local and international level in an integrated and holistic approach.
Keywords: Land management