Adane Buni



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I am currently coordinating LandPKS project which is disseminating a mobile application for sustainable land use planning and management in Ethiopia.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 January 2019 at 11:54

Rollout LandPKS for Sustainable Land Use and Management in Ethiopia

The LandPKS (Land Potential Knowledge System) project is recently launched in Ethiopia to complement ongoing efforts in land administration and sustainable land management. Currently in Ethiopia an emphasis is given on issuing land certificates to secure land tenure rights of rural communities. Although, securing land rights encourages farmers to invest conservation-wise on their land, land demarcation and certification merely based on plot sizes alone could not be sufficient to achieve sustainable land management. Cognizant of this fact, the Ethiopian government is yet to enforce land use policy. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Rural Land Administration and Land Use Proclamation No, 456/2005, states:

       “A guiding land use Masterplan, which takes into account Soil type, Landform,weather

        condition, plant cover and socio economic conditions and which is

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