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Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF PASTORAL LIVELIHOODS AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SNNPR (THE CASE OF HAMMER AND DASENECH)
Authors: BEHAILU, MELESE
Advisors: Zerihun Woldu (Prof.)
Copyright: 2007
Date Added: 16-Dec-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The people who live in the pastoral areas of Ethiopia are under the influence of harsh climatic condition. They were consistently victims of various dangers. The purpose of this study is to scrutinize major pastoral livelihood challenges and their effects, and to look into the natural resources status so as to investigate the prospects in Dasenech and Hammer. The pastoralist’s opinions were used as basic information. For analysis, pastoral livelihood was treated as a function of various factors. To see the distribution of the financial capital across pastoral households, different socioeconomic groups were treated. To this end, the study was conducted in four Kebeles selected using clear criteria. Questionnaires had been used as instruments of data collection. Two hundred six pastoralists interviewed by using “simple random sampling techniques”. The data collected through questionnaires was analyzed using percentage, Pearson’s correlation,” the simple regression model”, “One-Way ANOVA” and chi-square test statistics. The study revealed four major findings 1) Prevalence of various sources of income and variation across households based different groups such as wealth, age, and family size. 2) Different livelihood problems, their impacts/effects and prospects were assessed by the study. 3) Regarding mobility, as the livelihood strategy, there is evidence on advantages of sedentary life; such clues help for decision on how to intervene. 4) The study revealed that poor pastoralists are expected to diversify their income sources to improve wealth status. Finally, some suggestions were drawn to improve the pastoral livelihood and natural resources status based on related issues of the study.
Description: A Thesis Presented to The School of Graduate Studies Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for The Degree of Master of Science In Environmental Science
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1736
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