Ethiopia: Land Opportunity?

Emil Tommerup, Silvestra Valciukaite, Simona Gulbinaite & Yizhuo Wang

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Since 2008, many foreign companies have been attracted to invest in Ethiopian land, Karuturi is one of the largest land investors in Ethiopia and it also claimed its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. As a developing country with high ranking in corruption, there might be potential risk for investing in Ethiopia, the problem arises: Why does Karuturi invest its production in Ethiopia and even doing CSR? Focused on this problem within the case study of Karuturi, we implemented analysis through disciplines such as business strategies, business economics, macroeconomics and political science, which lead us to understand the background of Karuturi action in investment and CSR in Ethiopia. In our discussion we find that investing in Ethiopia is paradoxical in a sense because different methods of analysis give varying accounts of doing business in the country. Furthermore, we also touch upon how we believe more regulation is needed for responsible agricultural investment and how CSR can be practiced in the country.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato14 jan. 2012
VejledereHenrik Jensen


  • CSR
  • Africa
  • Development
  • Land Grabbing
  • Ethiopia
  • Investment