USAID supports land survey, consultancy

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USAID launched the forth land government activity project for urban and rural land. It will remain until 2024.
The new project surveys land information analysis of the land management registration process, utilization of land management system, gathering of pilot areas related to land, Information with the latest technology and efficient production methods.
LGA supports merging the rural and urban land administration functions and services and strong organizational structure amendments.
This project is expected to accomplish the implementation of transparent and sustained integrated land governance systems, establish an operational system for the urban land information system, strengthening the government’s ability to have a strong land information system and policy, through unified land administration roles, setting a land data exchange framework between the public and the government. This could lead to an innovative data and system infrastructure with unified systems platform organizational structures.
Ethiopia’s land governance policy enhances the efficient land administration service and utilization of land, recognition of property rights by introducing a secured and sustained property registration system.
USAID has been working with land tenure and property rights in Ethiopia since 2004.
In the past three projects are lots of assessments has been identifies; the need for awareness on land users on the rights and obligation of the owners, capacity building, georeferenced parcel map and computerized register, Including policy formulation, land legislation, decision making in rural land governance programs.
The old organizational structure of the national, regional and woreda city level, a decentralized database for transferring data at the regional level and federal level are other challenges to developing scalable approaches to adjudicate, demarcate register and certify pastoral landholding and support participatory land-use planning by supporting pastoral institutions in the areas of pastoral regions mainly Oromia, Somalia, and Afar.
The land system is classified within registered (permit hold, state hold and leased hold) and unregistered (non-formal, informal and encroachment).
The new project will help strengthen the institutionalized system for efficiency to land acquisition facilities, access to land for the farmers and safe human settlement, environmentally friendly and gender-responsive, infrastructural development, local service centers land banks and land tribunals.