Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Husen Tura (University of Eastern Finland), Land Rights, Urban Agriculture and the Right to Food: The Case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Civil & Commercial L. Series (2020):
This chapter investigates the economic and social crisis faced by displaced farmers due to Addis Ababa’s expansion and overviews legislative and administrative measures recently taken to resettle and rehabilitate. It also analyses implications of Proclamation No. 1161/2019 for the realization of the right to food of displaced farmers from the city and its surroundings. In addition, it discusses the benefits of urban agriculture to improve food security and sketches initiatives adopted by the City’s Government to promote the same. It concludes by emphasizing the need for embracing a rights-based approach to improve urban food security in Ethiopia.