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Title:Large-scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia: implications for agricultural transformation and livelihood security
Authors:Shete, Maru
Rutten, MarcelISNI
Book title:Africa's land rush: rural livelihoods and agrarian change
Editors:Hall, Ruth
Scoones, Ian
Tsikata, Dzodzi
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Subjects:land acquisition
foreign enterprises
foreign investments
agricultural development
Abstract:Land, the state and politics are intimately interlinked in the political economy of Ethiopia and land has been central to the political debates between the ruling government and opposition political parties. The country has received a lot of media attention and criticism for the rush to transfer huge tracts of farmland to foreign and domestic capital. This chapter explores the unfolding of two major land deals, both investments by the Indian company Karuturi Agro Products plc. Karuturi Agro Products plc is the Ethiopian operating name of the Bangalore-based cut-flower company owned by Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi. It operates in two Ethiopian states, Oromia and Gambela, and one case study from each is presented. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]