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Destitution in Rural Ethiopia: Community and Household Studies in Wag Hamra and South Wello
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Table of Content

 

Abstract

I

 

Introduction

1

 

The Study Areas

2

 

Methodology

3

 

Community Perceptions of Destitution

3

 

The Context of Destitution

4

 

Drought

4

 

Land redistribution

4

 

Trends in local ecology and livelihoods

5

 

Development interventions

6

 

Processes of Destitution

6

 

Types of Destitute Households

11

 

Landless/Land-short/Labor adequate/Oxenless Households

11

 

Landless/Land-short/Labor-short/Oxenless households

11

 

Female headed households

12

 

Elderly headed households

12

 

Land Owner/Labor Adequate/Capital (seed, ox) Deficient Households

12

 

Poor or Constrained Households

13

 

Land short/Labor Adequate/Oxen owning Households

13

 

Land short/Labor-short/Oxen owning Households

13

 

Strategies Used to Combat Destitution

13

 

Social Networks and Support of the Destitute

16

 

Escaping Destitution

20

 

The Impact of Development Interventions

23

 

Conclusion

25

 

Preventing and Reducing Destitution

26

 

An anti-drought/famine strategy

27

 

An agricultural strategy

27

 

An income diversification strategy

27

 

A demographic strategy

28

 

References

30

 

Annex

31