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The aim of the project was achieved through the implementation of an interrelated set of objectives including:

  • To document and assess the legal, policy provisions and processes through which land isallocated for agricultural investments.
  • Identify trends relating to large scale land acquisitions and their impact on communities, wildlifeand landscapes in Ethiopia.
  • Identify measures currently applied to safeguard environmental and social capital in the area andthe efficacy of these.

Based on the observations from these activities, the project sought to make specific recommendations for ensuring LSLA are more beneficial for communities and biodiversity through improved processes and transactions. The assessment also endeavored to identify the possible contribution of AWF in this regard.