Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 489

Full Length Research Paper

The role of rural land registration and certification program for land tenure security in Hulet Eju Enese District, Amhara National Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia

Gebrie Tsegaye
  • Gebrie Tsegaye
  • Samara University, Rural Livelihoods and Development Studies, P. O. Box – 132, Samara, Ethiopia.
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Mengistu Dessalegn
  • Mengistu Dessalegn
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 20 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 14 July 2017
  •  Published: 30 September 2017


Land tenure security is an important concept that helps to improve the productivity of a specified land. Whether the land is privately or publically owned, countries design various strategies to assure land tenure security. As a country, Ethiopia implement rural land registration and certification program in different regions. Therefore, the general objective of this article was to investigate the role of rural land registration and certification program for land tenure security. Assessing farmer’s perception on the importance of land tenure security and identifying the role of the program for land tenure security were the specific objectives of the study. Questionnaire and interviews were used as the main data collection methods. Stratified, random and purposive sampling methods were used to select sub districts, farmer households and key informants, respectively. The data were analyzed by narration and descriptive statistical methods. As the result, shows even if most of the farmers were aware about the role of the program and the program plays positive roles for land tenure security, creating awareness about the main role of the program and land tenure security will still be vital.


Key words: Land registration, land certification, book of land possession, land tenure security.