|Title:||THE CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF THE POST 1991 RESETELEMENT PROGRAM IN THE QUEST FOR FOOD SECURITY: THE CASE OF KENAF SITE, WESTERN OROMIA REGION|
|???metadata.dc.contributor.*???:||Professor Mekete Belachew|
|Keywords:||Resettlement;Settlers;Food security;Planning;Development;Administration;Resources;Host Community;Livelihood|
|Abstract:||This thesis attempts to take a closer look at the challenges and prospects of the current (year 2003) resettlement practice in Kenaf site, East Wallaga Zone of Oromia Regional State. It explores the resettlement process, not necessarily the impacts of the practice. It assesses the challenges all from the points of views of the settler community, the host community, and the physical environment. Besides, it explores the prospect of the program as a food Security Strategy. Multiple research methods including case study and survey methods were utilized in the research. The thesis argues that the resettlement program is with double objectives. Its overt objective is to enable the chronically food insecure households attain food security through improved access to land (FDRE, 2003:5). Implicitly also, it is an attempt to enhance the long incepted Rural Development option of the government, i.e., to enhance the development of Growth-Centers in ‘underutilized and sparsely populated’ areas of the country including in Kenaf. Whatever its overt and covert motives, the program is characterized by Induced–Volunteerism, no consultation of the host community, inconsistencies in planning, poor targeting and identification of the settlers, and poor administration. Conflict than integration has also characterized the interaction between the settlers and the host community. Hence, the thesis argues the following. From point of view of the settler community, the program has narrowed than diversifying their livelihood strategies, which is xi a threat under the prevailing insecure physical and economic environments in the country. From the point of view of the host community, the program is synonymous with Displacement. As a Food Security Strategy, risks than opportunities have characterized the resettlement site.|
|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)|
|Appears in Collections:||Center for Regional and Local Development Studies|
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