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26. Peasant Entrepreneurship and Rural Poverty Reduction The Case of Model Farmers in Bure Woreda, West Gojjam Zone
Author: Abeje Berhanu and Ezana Amdework
FSS Monograph No. 8

The research focused on the entrepreneurial experiences of ‘model’ farmers in the context of the current agricultural extension package program and their contribution to rural poverty reduction efforts by taking Bure Zuria woreda as case study. The research assessed the immediate (direct) and contextual (indirect) factors accounting for the entrepreneurial success of peasants, as well as their impact on other farmers with the ultimate goal of understanding the linkage between peasant entrepreneurship and rural poverty reduction.
27. FSS Update Issue No. 46
December-May 2012
Editor: FSS
- FSS held its second retreat at Butajira

- The 14th General Assembly (GA) of FSS held

- A New Strategic Plan for FSS (2012-2016)

- FSS organized a dissemination workshop on the role of Mass Based in Ethiopia Societies (MBS)

- Workshop on the Development of Digital Repository for FSS

- Digital Repository for FSS

- FSS signs a contract for a core grant with the CSSP
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28. ባህልና ልማት በኢትዮጵያ
2004 ዓ.ም.
Editor: ሺፈራው በቀለ
በፎረም ፎር ሶሻል ስተዲስ የውይይት መድረክ ላይ የቀረቡ ጥናታዊ ፅሁፎች

ፎረም ፎር ሶሻል ስተዲስ የባህልና ልማትን ትስስር በተመለከተ ተከታታይ ሕዝባዊ ውይይቶች አካሂዷል፡፡ እነዚህ በየሁለት ወሩ የተደረጉ ውይይቶች አሥራ ሁለት ሲሆኑ ከመጋቢት 2001 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ እስከ ጥር 2003 ዓ.ም. ድረስ ዘልቀዋል፡፡ ጥናታዊ ጽሁፍ አቅራቢዎቹ በጉዳዩ ላይ ጥናት ያደረጉ ተመራማሪዎች ወይም ለረጅም ዘመን በማህበረሰብ
ልማት ችግሮች ላይ ሲሰሩ የቆዩና በዚህም የተነሳ ጥልቅ ልምድና ሰፊ እውቀት ያካበቱ ኤክስፐርቶች ናቸው፡፡ ይኽ በፕሮፌሰር ሺፈራው በቀለ የተጠናቀረው መጽሀፍ በውይይት መድረኩ ላይ የቀረቡ ጥናታዊ ጽሁፎችን አካቷል፡፡
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29. የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ፤ የአካባቢ ጥበቃና የዘላቂ ልማት ትስስር በኢትዮጵያ
2004 ዓ.ም.
Editor: አለባቸው አደም
የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ ዘላቂ ልማትን የሚፈታተን ችግር ነው፡፡
የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ በአብዛኛው የተመሠረተው በተፈጥሮ ሃብትና ወቅቱን
ጠብቆ በሚመጣ ዝናብ ላይ ከመሆኑ አንፃር፤ የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ
የሚፈጥረው ጫና ከፍተኛ ነው፡፡ ከዚህ አንፃር የአየር ንብረት
ለውጥ የሀገሪቱን የወደፊት የዕድገት ደረጃና ህልውና ከሚወስኑ ጉዳዮች
በግምባር ቀደምትነት ከሚጠቀሱት አንዱ እንደሚሆን እሙን ነው፡፡
የጉዳዩን አሳሳቢነት በመረዳት ፎረም ፎር ሶሻል ስተዲስ “የአየር ንብረት
ለውጥ፤ የአካባቢ ጥበቃና የዘላቂ ልማት ትስስር በኢትዮጵያ” በሚል
ዐቢይ ርእስ ዙሪያ ባዘጋጀው የህዝባዊ የውይይት መድረክ 7 ጥናታዊ
ጽሑፎች ቀርበው ነበር፡፡ ይህ በአቶ አለባቸው አደም የተጠናቀረው
መጽሀፍ በህዝባዊ ውይይት ላይ የቀረቡትን 7 ጥናታዊ ጽሑፎች አካቶ
30. Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods in Northern Ethiopia: Impacts, Local Adaptation Strategies and Implications for Institutional Interventions
Author: Alebachew Adem
FSS Monograph No.7

Climate change is a key emerging threat to the lives and livelihoods of the rural poor in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s response to climate change today will bear directly on the development prospects of a large part of the country’s rural areas and populations. This study was conducted in selected rural kebeles in Meket (North Wello Zone) and Raya Azebo districts (Debubawi Zone in Tigray). The study shows that female headed households, the landless and those with limited access to productive assets are among those who suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change because of their excessive reliance on natural resources while at the same time they have limited options to diversify into less climate-sensitive activities. Despite their vulnerability to climate change, rural women are also the unsung heroines. In Meket and Raya Azebo, women are observed struggling and strategizing to prevail amid deteriorating environmental conditions. In this regard, involving both women and men and their respective views in the climate adaptation process of planning and implementation is critical to ensure that the end solutions will actually benefit all members of the community.
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