Christopher E. Bailey
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Francis Kariuki and Raphael Ng’etich
the Commission of Inquiry into the Land Law System of Kenya (n 4) 102. 28 Republic of Kenya, Report of the Commission of inquiry into the Illegal/Irregular Allocation of Public Land (n 17) 8. 29 Pauline Makutsa, ‘Land Grab in Kenya: Implications for Small-holder Farmers’ (East Africa Farmers
Demelash Shiferaw Reta
Introduction Ethiopia is a developing East African country comprising various ethnic, cultural and religious groups. It is Africa’s second largest populated country with more than 80% of its approximate 100 million people living in rural areas relying on agriculture. The imperative of respect
( Elasha 2010 ), as well as continued less-than-normal precipitation in the Atlas Mountains and the northern parts of Algeria and Tunisia ( Sowers and Weinthal 2010 ). This trend has also been observed in the westernmost part of Morocco and East Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa (Hamid 2009