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Title: URBAN EXPANSION AND THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE PERI-URBAN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY: THE CASE OF ADDIS ABABA
Authors: ABDISSA, FEYERA
Advisors: Tegegne Gebre Egziabher (PhD)
Keywords: urban expansion
dislocation
displacement
and livelihood
farming community
compensation
periphery and Addis Ababa
Copyright: 2005
Date Added: 22-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Throughout its history Addis Ababa city has undergone a horizontal expansion pattern. Present expansion program implemented by the city administration is through intervention projects that are large in scale and size. Bole Kotebe, Bole Bulbula, Makkanisa Labu and Keraniyo Booke are peripheries of the city where the largest projects of residential expansion are being implemented dislocating the farming community from these areas. This study investigates the effects of the expansion of the city on the livelihood of the dislocated farming community in these areas. Household survey, participatory group discussions and key informants interviews were used to assess the situation. The results of the study indicated that the implemented expansion program is not participatory and have marginalized the farming community. The compensation schemes envisaged for the loss of assets excluded youth and women. The dislocation program implemented is not rehabilitative and negatively affected the livelihood of the dislocated farming community. Furthermore, the study revealed that women and children are major victims to livelihood crisis. The coping mechanism/strategy adopted by the majority of the dislocated farmers is casual that is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture, which is being vanished in the area. Dislocation program that may be proposed in the future needs comprehensive planning and implementation to ensure community participation and create alternative livelihood.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF ARTS IN REGIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/867
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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