Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resource

Resilient Landscape and Livelihood Project (RLLP)

As a successor to the second phase of Sustainable Land Management Project, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR) is presently finalizing the preparation of the Resilient Landscape and Livelihood Project (RLLP). The Project is planned to be implemented in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, SNPPR, Gambella and Benishangul-Gumz National Regional States. The Project covers 192 woredas/watersheds (57new and 135existing) Land degradation has been recognized as the leading cause hampering Ethiopia‟s agricultural led development strategies, and the country is fully committed to addressing the issue in a comprehensive manner as clearly elaborated in the Ethiopian Strategic Investment Framework (ESIF) for Sustainable Land Management. In line with this, the main objectives of RLLP are to reduce land degradation and improve land productivity in selected watersheds of the project regions. The Project has four components: (i) Investment in Green Infrastructure and Resilient Livelihood; (ii) Strengthening Institutions and information modernization, (iii) Land Administration, and Use; and (iv) Project Management and monitoring.

Thus, the following documents has been prepared for the support of project execution.

  1. Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) – to outline procedures to be followed during the screening of sub-projects against any potential environmental and social impacts. See the detail on the link above #1.
  2. Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) – to establish principles, procedures and processes to be applied if involuntary resettlement, loss of land and/ or other economic resources, and restriction of access to natural resources may happen. See the detail on the link above #2.
  3. Social Assessment (SA) – to assess key socio-economic factors that require consideration, to identify vulnerable and historically underserved groups that may be excluded from the project and be adversely affected as a result, and the necessary impact mitigating measures. See the detail on the link above #3.