A guideline has been prepared to prevent illegal land grabbing in the capital and ensure the sustainable use of farmers.
A guideline has been prepared in Addis Ababa to prevent illegal land grabbing and ensure the sustainable benefit of the city’s farmers.
The Addis Ababa City Land Development Management Bureau and the city’s Farmers and Urban Agriculture Commission issued a joint statement regarding the directive.
It is said that in the past, as the city expanded, farmers were forced to leave their land without proper compensation.
Addis Ababa City Land Development Management Bureau Head, Milkesa Jagama, said the current directive number 20/2013 will solve these problems.
He said the preparation of the directive is aimed at preventing illegal land grabbing and ensuring the sustainable benefit of the farmers.
According to the directive, farmers who are engaged in agricultural activities on their own land will be given an agricultural use certificate.
The directive stipulates that a farmer can build a house on 500 square meters of land from his entire estate.
At the same time, it is said that it will also give farmers children the opportunity to build houses on 150 square meters of land.
According to ENA, this will enable the farmers to develop their ownership rights and develop their legal lands as much as possible.
Addis Ababa City Farmers and Urban Agriculture Commissioner, Bayu Shigute, on his part said the agricultural certification will be given to the right person.
He said the process will make the development of the city person-centered and all sections of the society will benefit equally from the development.