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Food Security and Resource Access: A Final Report on the Community Assessments in South Wello and Oromiya Zones of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.author Amare, Yared en_US
dc.contributor.author Adal, Yigremew en_US
dc.contributor.author Tolossa, Degafa en_US
dc.contributor.author Castro, Alfonso Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Little, Peter D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:09:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:09:26Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-04-30 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-04-30 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3834
dc.description.abstract "This paper examines aspects of severe food insecurity and resource access in 21 sampled communities of South Wello and Oromiya zones of Amhara Region. The information was collected by a multi-disciplinary team as part of a collaborative research project of the Institute for Development Research (IDR) of Addis Ababa University and the BASIS Horn of Africa Program. The research team conducted rapid community assessments from April to July 1999, in the midst of widespread and severe crisis culminating from repeated poor harvests and the failure of the year's big rains. These events had significantly enhanced peasant vulnerability to food shortages. The paper presents the perceptions of community members regarding interlinked aspects of production failures and food-insecurity, on the one hand, and resource access and coping strategies, on the other. Its intent is to provide an overview of key conditions and trends, rather than a comprehensive portrait of individual communities or the 1999 food shortage... "The project has three main research components: a regional market center survey led by Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher and Gary Gaile; community assessments (to be covered in this paper); and a household and intrahousehold survey to be carried out in 2000-2001. The community assessments are intended to provide socioeconomic and institutional information of both a qualitative and quantitative nature about the South Wello and Oromiya communities to supplement the market and household surveys, as well as to serve as a data base for analysis on their own. The aim is to forge an overall research design that spans the regional to the intrahousehold level." en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject households en_US
dc.title Food Security and Resource Access: A Final Report on the Community Assessments in South Wello and Oromiya Zones of Amhara Region, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries BASIS Greater Horn of Africa Program and the Institute for Development Research, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Ethiopia en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US


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