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Distribution of Common Grazing Land and Conflict among Diverse Claimant Groups: The Case of Arbawash-Dingira Kebele, Jabitehinan Woreda, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Regional State

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dc.contributor.advisor Teshome, Woldeab (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Molla, Asabneh
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-14T06:22:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-14T06:22:16Z
dc.date.issued 2-03
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/842
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted with the general purpose of describing and explaining the disagreements and conflicts associated with the distribution of common grazing land in Arbawash Dingira Kebele. It particularly focused on finding out the purpose and criteria of distributing the common grazing land; the claimant groups, their bases of claim, resources and mechanisms of interest realization; the livelihood effect of, and the preference and attitude to the distributed common grazing land; and the various measures taken and their consequences in mediating the different interest groups. In order to answer all the specific objectives, research designs which have both qualitative and quantitative nature were used. Hence, particular methods of research, i.e. focus group discussion, key informant and in-depth interview, documentary research and survey were used in the study so as to meet the specific objectives. In implementing the survey method, a questionnaire was developed and administered to a total sample of 121 household heads who were selected from the two Gotts, Kattal and Seblan, which are respectively found in Arbawash Mariam and Arbawash Michael Nius- Kebeles. As the findings indicate, from the early (6 hectares of land was distributed in 1999/2000 E.C.) and late (21 hectares of land was distributed in 2003E.C1.) phases of distribution of the disputed common grazing land it was found that defending some groups and individuals who were plowing the common grazing land and getting benefit for rural households in the name of the church and for youth were the major purposes or reasons for distribution with various criteria. Though there was a situation where access was allowed for all, regardless of any criteria before, during and after the first time of distribution, later criteria became more formalized. In the early phase of the distribution, the claimant groups were the rural households of the three Nius-Kebeles. Later, however, the claimant groups were polarized into the rural households of the two Nius-Kebeles, Arbawash Mariam and Arbawash Michael with a various but contradictory bases of claim, mechanism and interest realization. The income obtained from the land, livelihood ratings, the preferences and attitudes of respondents to the distributed grazing land all indicate that most of the rural households in the two Nius-kebels seemed unsatisfied on the livelihood effect made by the distributed grazing land for which they have been in conflict. In solving the disagreements and conflicts on the different phases of the distribution, both legal and traditional mechanisms of conflict management had been implemented. However, the traditional mechanism of conflict management was more successful en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Grazing Land ; Conflict en_US
dc.title Distribution of Common Grazing Land and Conflict among Diverse Claimant Groups: The Case of Arbawash-Dingira Kebele, Jabitehinan Woreda, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara Regional State en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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