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Contradictions between rhetoric and practice: the case of intra-regional resettlement programme in northern Ethiopia

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Walo, MT, Contradictions between rhetoric and practice: the case of intra-regional resettlement programme in northern Ethiopia, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 14, (2) pp. 41-62. ISSN 1520-5509 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Subsequent Ethiopian governments adopted resettlement as strategy to solve food insecurity in the country. It is implemented under four Pillars-Voluntary, underutilised land, consultation with host communities and proper preparation; and other 13 Key principles and approaches. Therefore, this study aims at evaluating the resettlement programme in Metema District visa-vis these pillars and principles. Both questionnaire and focus group discussion were used to collect data pertaining to the implementation of the programme. The result shows that the resettlement programme doesn’t agree with those pillars and principles. The extent to which the programme is voluntary is questionable as the resettlers were dictated by desperation, inducement, and intimidation. Majority of the promises the government consented to provide the resettlers were not materialized and the programme is not environmentally friendly. Above all, the programme could not solve the food insecurity of the people no matter how the major objective was to ensure food security.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:food insecurity, sustainable development, resettlement, rhetoric, practice
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Economic Geography
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Social Class and Inequalities
Author:Walo, MT (Mr Megerssa Walo)
ID Code:83244
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2013-03-06
Last Modified:2013-06-26
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