This study assesses the constraints of the land rental regulatory framework and the reasons for the low formalization of land rental transactions in Tigray and the SNNPRS regions. The study recommends the appropriate amendments to improve the regulatory framework for land rental transactions in the Tigray and the SNNPRS regions.

The analyses are based on the data obtained from Kebele surveys, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and household surveys. The results from data show that land rent and crop sharing are common practices in both regions. The region-wise comparison of these practices shows that land renting is more prevalent in SNNPRS whereas sharecropping is more prevalent in Tigray.