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Title: THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME IN ETHIOPIA: THE CASE OF GOLOLLEE NONNOO RESETTLEMENT SCHEME (WEST SHEWA OF OROMIYA REGIONAL STATE)
Authors: ETICHA, MISGANAW
Advisors: KASSAHUN BERHANU (PhD)
Keywords: Resettlement
resettlers
host community
socio-economy
environment
dynamism
food security
Copyright: 2005
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Abstract: Ethiopia has been undertaking resettlement programmes for more than four decades under three regimes eventhough the devised strategies by each were different. Hence, this research paper has attempted to summarize past resettlement experiences of the country, which were characterized by repeated failures. The research also tried to examine the EPRDF government’s endeavors to make the programme successful. The research methods used to arrive at the socio-economic dynamism of the programme include literature review, survey method, key informants interview, focus group discussions and personal observations. The results of the findings indicate that the willingness and acceptance of the programme by the resettlers was because of their desire to have access to larger size of fertile farmland and conducive farming climate. The majority of resettlers became food self-sufficient owing to free provision of fertilizer, improved seed, social services and food rations by the government. However, social services in the resettlement are below the expectation of the newcomers. In addition to this, they are suffering from lack of non-farm and off-farm activities and supplementary food. The host communities got better administrative services since the arrival of the newcomers. However, social tensions are taking shape among the host and resettler communities due to the competition on resources like farmland, grazing land and forest resources. This situation has caused the environment to be adversely affected as a result of losing forest covers and wild life. Moreover, the research has revealed that the adverse consequences of the current resettlement are the result of lack of proper preparation, and absence of detailed research and imaginative planning. The institutional weaknesses of environmental protection and family planning agencies to control deforestation and population explosion are also other contributory factors for doubting the success of the programme.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the school of graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Regional and Local Development Studies (RLDS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/802
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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