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Data on investment licenses from Ethiopia's Licensing office in Addis Abeba (Feb 2011). For each investment, country of origin, requested land size, some information on planned production, as well as employment and capital is contained (N=2814). Data quality: This data-set was received from the Ethiopian Investment Authority during a field visit in 2011. It contains data from investors that invested in the agricultural sector and requested some land. Unfortunately the land size information was very noisy (Units not clearly specified and missing values). Some land was requested in ha, some in sq.m. Processing: The data set attached was filtered based on size-capital assumptions, leaving out those investments that are purely processing (less land intensive). A cut-off point of 100 ha was chosen and 2814 observations for the period 1992 to Dec 2010 remained. This data set was used for Baumgartner (2012) Large-scale investments in Ethiopia, in (eds.) Allan et al.: Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa, Routledge; and in Baumgartner et al. (2015) Poverty impacts of Large-scale land acquisitions, WDev.
Household survey (N=121) of local communities surrounding one large-scale land acquisition. Data on household composition, land cultivation, labour market participation, source of food & income. Stratified random sampling at village level (kebele), representating about 1600 hhs and 8000 people surrounding the investement (35km radius). Data collected in Feb 2011, following survey testing and prior qualitative research. Two ethnic groups (Anyuak and Highlander settler from Derg time). Used in Baumgartner et. al. (2015) Impacts of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Ethiopia (WDev.). Data set was collected during villagisation programme of Ethiopian government. Only one settlement affected.