Thanks to a unique combination of collective action, voluntary labour and the involvement of young people, the people of Tigray in northern Ethipia are restoring land on a massive scale. For its remarkable achievements under harsh conditions, Tigray’s policy was recognized with the Future Policy Gold Award 2017, awarded by the World Future Council in partnership with the UNCCD.
The paper "Can the land rental market facilitate smallholder commercialization? Evidence from northern Ethiopia" written by Menasbo Gebru, Stein T. Holden and Mesfin Tilahun is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.
Digitisation has drastically reduced the costs involved in registering owners of cultivated land. This has made large-scale land registration, which in particular strengthens women's rights in societies where they have a weak position, more relevant for developing countries.