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Title: THE ATTITUDE OF FOOD-FOR-WORK BENEFICIARIES TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACTS OF FOOD-FOR-WORK PROGRAMME
Authors: BIRUK, ALEMAYEHU
Advisors: Ato. Dessalegn Rahmato
Keywords: ATTITUDE OF FOOD-FOR-WORK
IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPACTS OF FOOD-FOR-WORK PROGRAMME
Copyright: May-2001
Date Added: 22-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to study the attitude of beneficiaries towards the management issues in FFW and the impacts of FFW initiated soil conservation measures on environment. It is also the aim of this paper to analyze the factors that determine the future sustainability of FFW initiated soil conservation activities. The study is based on a survey of 180 heads of households who were randomly selected from Alaba Wereda. 171 addition, focus group discussions and key informant interviews were also conducted with beneficiaries, Wereda officials, PA leaders, and staff from the implementing agency to get an in-depth insight Oil those issues that are not adequately addressed in the survey method.. Secondary data sources such as CSA reports, project documents and annual reports produced by the implementing agency were also reviewed. The study brought together ideas from direct beneficiaries, implementing agency, government officials, and other stakeholders. It is a descriptive and evaluative study, and both the descriptive statistical methods and qualitative analysis were employed in the study as methodological tools. Thefollowing are the major findings of the study: 1) FFW beneficiaries have not taken part in decision-making process at different levels in FFW programming, and hence generally they have negative attitude towards management issues in FFW; 2) Beneficiaries preferred biological soil conservation measures to the physical measures as the former have a more direct and short-term economic benefits than the latter. As a result, the biological and physical soil conservation measures were not well-integrated to bring about a sustainable impact on environment; 3) Due to restrictive customs and traditions in the study area, and due to the lack of commitment of the FFW programme to address women's needs, gender issues were not welladdressed in the FFWprogramme. Therefore, (In important lesson drawn from this study is that beneficiaries should be involved in the decision-making process at aLLlevels in FFW programming, and adequate emphasis has to he given to the promotion of conservation knowledge and practice, and to gender issues in order to maximize the environmental impacts of the FFW initiated soil conservation programme, and to ensure the future sustainability of soil conservation activities undertaken through FFW. The study also attempts to draw additional insights in the use of food as an effective tool for achieving the much aspired environmental rehabilitation objective, and as an effective tool for reducing food aid dependency and achieving self-sufficiency.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3879
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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