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Discussion Papers

Editor: Tenkir Bonger
Discussion Paper: Number 13

The management of three small forests within a proximity of about 10 kms in the district of Eza, Gurage zone, Southern Ethiopia was studied. While the social and ecological profile of the three forests are similar, they have been under differing management systems at one time or another.
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2. Searching for Tenure Security? The Land System and New Policy Initiatives in Ethiopia
Editor: Dessalegn Rahmato
Discussion Paper: Number 12

This study examines broadly the Federal land policy framework as well as legislation pertaining to land issued recently by the four main Killils, namely, Tigrai, Amhara, Oromia and Southern Killil. It also looks into the new initiatives undertaken by the government to address the problems of tenure insecurity, namely user right documentation, underway in Amhara and Tigrai, and resettlement.
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3. Resettlement in Ethiopia: The Tragedy of Population Relocation in the 1980s
Editor: Dessalegn Rahmato
Discussion Paper: Number 11

This paper was written and delivered at a public conference in 1989, at a time when the Derg's massive programme of emergency resettlement was in full swing with disastrous consequences.
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4. Rural Lands and Evolving Tenure Arrangements in Ethiopia: Issues, Evidence and Policies
Editor: Tesfaye Teklu
Discussion Paper: Number 10

There are important changes in tenure arrangements and practices since 1975 but with mixed performance. Among the positive attributes of these changes is the simplification of the complex tenure systems as compared to the pre-1975 period albeit questionable if such level of homogeneity has a desirable mix of tenure arrangements. A large segment of the farm population is able to access and operate land. There is a broadening of the land distribution of the country by shifting the concentration of landholdings towards the middle and lower-sized farm categories.
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5. Rural Poverty in Ethiopia: Household Case Studies from North Shewa
Editor: Yared Amare
Discussion Paper: Number 9

The paper utilizes qualitative data to expand our understanding of the nature and dynamics of rural poverty. It is based on data from key informant interviews, focus group discussions and household case studies collected in two kebele administrations in Tarmaber wereda of North Shewa, one in the woina dega agro-ecological zone and the other in the dega zone.
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