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116. Land Redistribution and Female-Headed Households: A Study in Two Rural Communities in Northwest Ethiopia
2001
Editor: Yigremew Adal
Discussion Paper: Number 5

This paper is an assessment of access to and utilization of productive resources by rural female-headed households. The 1996/97 rural land redistribution carried out by the Amhara Regional Government is taken for comparative examination of access to land by female- and male-headed households.
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117. MEDREK Volume 4 No. 1
February 2002
Editor: FSS
* To Our Readers
* Government, Donors and Poverty Reduction
* Brief Report of FSS Activities in 2001
* Debate on the IPRSP
o Environment
o Poverty, Women and the Informal Sector
* The IMF and the World Bank: Tools of U.S. Foreign Policy

118. SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: A Case study from Central Ethiopia
2001
Editor: Fuad Adem
Discussion Paper: No. 4

This study examines the use of peasant based small-scale irrigation for cash crop production and its impact on agricultural productivity.
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119. Environment, Poverty and Conflict
2004
Editor: Tesfaye Teklu and Tesfaye Tafesse
FSS studies on Poverty No 4
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120. Destitution in Rural Ethiopia: Community and Household Studies in Wag Hamra and South Wello
2003
Editor: Yared Amare
FSS Studies on Poverty No. 3

Rural destitution is a growing phenomenon in Ethiopia, closely associated with population growth, resource scarcity, crop failure and famine. This paper attempts to further our understanding of destitution by discussing its attributes, local developments that contextualize it, and the causes and processes which explain why certain households fall into or emerge from a state of destitution.
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