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Villagization in the Arsi Region of Ethiopia

John M. Cohen

Villagization in the Arsi Region of Ethiopia

report prepared by SIDA consultants to the Ethio-Swedish mission on villagization in Arsi Region, December 1-14, 1986

by John M. Cohen

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Published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, International Rural Development Centre in Uppsala .
Written in English

  • Ethiopia,
  • Ārsī Āstedader Ākababī.
    • Subjects:
    • Rural development -- Ethiopia -- Ārsī Āstedader Ākababī.,
    • Land settlement -- Ethiopia -- Ārsī Āstedader Ākababī.,
    • Collective farms -- Ethiopia -- Ārsī Āstedader Ākababī.,
    • Villages -- Ethiopia -- Ārsī Āstedader Ākababī.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn M. Cohen, Nils-Ivar Isaksson.
      SeriesRural development studies,, no. 19, Rural development studies (Uppsala, Sweden) ;, no. 19.
      ContributionsIsaksson, Nils-Ivar.
      LC ClassificationsHN789.Z9 C63 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiv, 208 p. :
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2279869M
      ISBN 109157629722
      LC Control Number89171813

      The settlements were concentrated mainly in the south and southwest. Under the code name of rehabilitation and development, during the last nine years, the TPLF regime received billions of dollars in multilateral and bilateral assistance. Since the theoretizations of space are far too diverse to summarize under a single heading and after having discussed in the last chapter three lines of critique against spatial science — traditional regional geography, humanistic geography and structuration theory — I will here start my discussion with the fourth line of critique — Marxist geography — and from there develop a concept of space that is more discursive than the Marxist version usually allows. On the other hand, the Oromo people are engaged today in resistance against their oppressor. The main objectives were to be aware of the roots of gender oppression, to organize Oromo women at grassroots to raise gender consciousness, and to bring the message of liberation to them. Others have been subjected to forced repatriation particularly by Djibouti.

      It took ownership of enterprises in all economic sectors. He employed the strategy of divide-and-conquer to mobilize tribe against tribes, people against peoples. In fact adherence to traditional practices and rituals is still common among many Oromo people regardless of their different religious background. In pastoral areas, livestock formed the basis of the economy. The Cushitic speaking communities of this region are credited with the domestication of donkey and were the first to breed mules, a result of a cross between a donkey and a mare. That is, of course, a non-possibility.

      Oromia is a name adopted by the Oromo Liberation Front to the land inhabited by the Oromo people. The Oromo type of astronomic calendar has only been recorded in three cultures in the history of mankind. Students and intellectuals were dispatched into the field from urban centers to provide needed leadership and cadres. As a primary step along this course, the OLF has already met with several political forces across the north-south divide and has arrived at a joint agreement to terminate tyrannical rule.

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Villagization in the Arsi Region of Ethiopia book

In addition, increased peasant consumption caused shortages of food items such as teffwheat, corn, and other grains in urban areas. These programs should also result in Ethiopia getting to middle income status by He was sentenced to eight years in prison on Dec.

There is no such thing as a place without space. Between andthe government constructedkilometers of agricultural embankments on cultivated land andkilometers of hillside terraces, and it closed 80, hectares of steep slopes for regeneration.

It has only strengthened the undemocratic TPLF regime. Many of the first attempts to reconceptualize space made extensive use of Marxist theory, leading to the development in the s of a highly materialist history of space.

Giddens argues that the continuity of everyday life largely depends on routinized interactions between people who are co-present in time and space. The beginning of each month successively precedes by approximately 2. He also acquired advisers skilled in military science from European powers.

The introduction of the report on the situation in Ethiopia bluntly states: The Government's human rights record remained poor; although there were some improvements in a few areas, serious problems remained.

They are boiled, roasted, or included in a stew-like dish known as wotwhich is sometimes a main dish and sometimes a supplementary food.

There has not been threat of religious fanaticism or fundamentalism in Oromo population. Over eight million people who are non-Tigreans are currently suffering from starvation in Ethiopia.


In some instances, semi-starving non-Tigrean people were forced to give contributions for the war from their meager resources desperately needed to buy food for their own survival. In this thesis I will often use the term spatial imagination as shorthand for these processes of association.

On the other hand, the Oromo people are engaged today in resistance against their oppressor. Government guidelines stipulated that villages were to house to households, with square-meter compounds for each family.

Little is heard from him or the authorities since. Thus, instead of interpreting globalization as a momentous change leading to homogenization and the destruction of local cultures, in this thesis I choose to put the agency of specific actors in the center of attention.

It is the stage of the incoming of Gada leaders who were elected during transition to grade IV, 16 years ago. For example, in the Borana region of southern Oromia, where the means of livelihood is mainly pastoral, there have been three years of continuous drought-induced famine before Although the government had villagized about 13 million people byinternational criticism, deteriorating security conditions, and lack of resources doomed the plan to failure.

Whereas a location can be seen as only a delimited physical area embedded in abstract space, place is always humanized i. Similar to the move in theorizing about place and region, these new conceptualizations of space were guided by the acknowledgment that spatial analysis required socialization and that social analysis required spatialization.

To implement this strategy, the government relied on peasant associations and rural development, cooperatives and state farmsresettlement and villagizationincreased food production, and a new marketing policy.

As a further specification of this general definition, one can discern between two, partly overlapping, discourses that have made extensive use of this concept: 1 the region in its loose pre-nineteenth century usage, and 2 the region in areal differentiation and spatial science.

Oromia Briefs

Asmarom Legessa, a leading African anthropologist, who has thoroughly studied the Oromo ways of life, has this to say in his book, Oromo Democracy: An Indigenous African Political System: Oromo democracy is one of those remarkable creations of the human mind that evolved into a full-fledged system of government, as a result of five centuries of evolution and deliberate, rational, legislative transformation.

Most of the arable land of the entire Horn of Africa is located in Oromia. The creation of a free market economy will remain an illusion in Ethiopia for as long as the current regime remains in power.

Resettlement and villagization in Ethiopia

This is what Giddens calls the recursive character of social life: every act of production is at the same time an act of reproduction. The basic rule of the Gada system is that the newly born infant child always enters the system of grades exactly forty years after his father, regardless of the age of the son or the father.

Promotion of rights recognized by the "international bills of rights" is the duty and obligation of the international community.Resettlement and villagization in Ethiopia has been an issue since the late nineteenth century, due to the overcrowded population of the Ethiopian the population of Ethiopia has increased in the twentieth century, the need to move inhabitants has only increased as available cropland per family declined to its current level of less than one hectare per farmer.

A History of Ethiopia Harold G. Marcus. Surveying the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistoric to modern times, this study demonstrates that there is more to Ethiopia's existence than colonial logic. It shows how geography, economics and culture have served to unite Ethiopians against fractionalization.

You can write a book. delivers information on the Oromo People and the Horn of African region. Top news stories and analysis, entertainment, politics, and more.

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Arnesen () has used geographical theories on place to analyze the historical formation and transformation of Derra, an Oromo-inhabited area in the highlands of Shewa. The article by Cohen and Isaksson () on the villagization in the Arsi-region does not explicitly refer to these theories, but its thematic is similar.

(Advocacy4Oromia, 13 December ) Oromia Support Group Australia extremely shocked about the killings of innocent Oromo civilians at the gross civilian killings in Chalanko of Eastern Oromia by the ‘Agazi’, the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) dominated Ethiopian Federal militant forces. According to Oromia Support Group Australia (OSGA) statement of 13 Decemberthe Ethiopian.

Resettlement and villagization in Ethiopia has been an issue from the late nineteenth century up to the present, due to the overcrowded population of the Ethiopian the population of Ethiopia has increased in the twentieth century, the need to move inhabitants has only increased as available cropland per family declined to its current level of less than one hectare per farmer.