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Title: THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL LOCAL INSTITUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL COMMUNITY: THE CASE OF TACHGAYINT WEREDA, ANRS
Authors: TESSERA, SILESHI
Advisors: Dr. Yohannes G/Micheal
Copyright: 2006
Date Added: 22-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: In spite of a terrific effort from the government of Ethiopia and NGOs, food insecurity problem of Tachgayint Wereda has become a great concern. Recurrent drought and the natural environment degradation have made all efforts for un improved livelihood difficult. The woreda has been under relief and development assistance for the last three decades. Studies show that vulnerability have increased, food security had worsen, dependency syndrome has stiffened and sustainability of development interventions has been impeded. The role of Traditional Local Institutions in the development arena has been shadowed in conceptual and methodological uncertainties. What are the realities of TLIs in Ethiopia? How could they appear into the development arena? What are the systems and methods to use them effectively? What advantage do they have over the modern ones? What are the precautious points to work with them? This study surveys the issues that need to be considered in answering these questions, and discuss current development interventions at Tachgayint to help analyze the extent of their involvement and indicate their present status in complimenting the effort of modern institutions. The research tries to prove that one of the root causes for the food security problem and decline of livelihood in the area is marginalization of the TLIs from development activities. The research uses a descriptive method to prove its hypothesis. It carefully investigates the root problems in a qualitative manner. A survey has been made on 120 HHs using a structured questioner focusing on one kebele that includes the three agro climatic conditions. It also uses focus group discussion, key informants, interview with poor farmers especially women HHs , made a house to house visit , informal discussions and ix interviews with TLIs leaders. Besides it uses literature review and search out secondary data to substantiate its arguments. Finally the research proposes a feasible idea to help TLIs considered in the development activities in the area.
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/123456789/892
Appears in:Thesis - Regional and Local Development

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