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Authors: Bisrat, Worku
Advisors: Terefe Degefa(PhD)
Keywords: resettlement, livelihood, assets/capitals,
impact, Abobo
Copyright: May-2011
Date Added: 28-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The resettlement programme is considered as one of the development strategy in the country in different regimes. Abobo Woreda, Gambella people’s regional state, one of the areas in which resettlement programme was undertaken to improve the living conditions of the settlers. This study was conducted to assess and examine the impact of resettlement on the livelihood of settler population in Abobo. In light of this, both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data was obtained through structured questionnaire, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and field observation. Secondary data was obtained from published and unpublished materials, books, journals, project reports and maps. A total of 422 sample respondents were identified using simple random sampling technique. The analysis is made at individual level on the basis of descriptive, bi-variate and multi-variate methods. The results of descriptive statistics showed significant mean differences in the household size, farmland size and TLU. The result of bi-variate analysis showed that the demographic features and livelihood assets had relationship with respondents’ livelihood outcomes. Moreover, large proportion (64%) of the respondents’ livelihood was worse. This situation had been observed across all demographic features and livelihood assets of the respondents. The multi-variate analysis also showed that sex, family size, literacy status, TLU, access to credit, saving and source of income were found to be statistically significant related to the betterment of the livelihood of settler population (P<0.01). Based on the findings, the following issues have recommended: limiting family size, support vulnerable groups, providing environmental education and holistic natural resource management, promotion of alternative energy sources, providing access to credit and saving and diversifying livelihood strategies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4131
Appears in:Thesis - Population Studies

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