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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 13 PRA for self-reliant rural development: the case of a resettlement area in Ethiopia

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 13 PRA for self-reliant rural development: the case of a resettlement area in Ethiopia Savina Ammassari Introduction sustainability in the long term demand the effective participation of the beneficiaries in The Tana Beles area in Gojam, Ethiopia, is the decision-making process. one of the largest conventional resettlement sites in Ethiopia. In the mid 1980s almost 80 Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei 000 people from different parts of the country Popoli (CISP), an Italian NGO, is operating in were transferred here. Its core, the Beles the Tana Beles area, and as part of their Valley, covers an area of 220 000 hectares. Multisectoral Programme in Support of the The resettled population have come from very Resettled Population in the Beles Valley, dissimilar geographical areas and are having to PRA-based fieldwork was carried out by the face severe difficulties adapting to the new author, with the assistance of Solomon Shone. environment. Most troublesome are the Since PRA is a flexible methodology, sensitive changed climate, farming practices, to heterogeneous local circumstances, this consumption patterns and food habits as well approach appeared to be highly promising for as the struggle with unfamiliar diseases. research in such a ...

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