Nexus Between Land Grabbing and Development: Perspective of Environmental Injustice in Ethiopia
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019, Pages: 115-120
Received: Aug. 19, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 15, 2019; Published: Dec. 2, 2019
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Jemal Hussein Abdulle, College of Social Sciences, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
Mufedei Mohammed Kasim, College of Natural Resource and Environmental Science, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
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This paper explores the overall relationship between land grabbing and development from the perspective of environmental injustice in Ethiopia. The study principally relied on analysis and reflection of secondary sources. Hitherto, much scholarly discourse has tried to seek remedy for the challenges of land grabbing from political aspects. However, this article attempted to open up a new vista of environmental stewardship from the view point of ethical philosophy. Therefore, we try to explore how land grabbing, as one instance of environmental injustice, has negatively affected the development of societies in Ethiopia. The problem of land grabbing is reality in many parts of Ethiopia like Gambella, Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz regions. For instance, the Elfora Agro-Industries owner has also evicted poor societies from their land without proper compensation. The integration of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, with the surrounding area is one form of land grabbing which impose negative impacts on the genuine development of local communities in Ethiopia. As a result, we suggest that inspiring marginalized communities to participate in environmental decision making is very important issue. For instance, Indian Conglomerate Karuturi Company had acquired so many hectares of land by displacing local communities without paying proper compensation for the local societies in the above mentioned regions of Ethiopia.
Development, Environment, Environmental Injustice, Integrated Master Plan, Land Grabbing
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Jemal Hussein Abdulle, Mufedei Mohammed Kasim, Nexus Between Land Grabbing and Development: Perspective of Environmental Injustice in Ethiopia, American Journal of Environmental Protection. Special Issue: Enhancing Natural Resource Conservation for Sustainable Development. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2019, pp. 115-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.20190806.12
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