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dc.contributor.advisor Nhamo, Godwell Asha, Aklilu Admassu 2013-04-08T13:44:41Z 2013-04-08T13:44:41Z 2009
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) --University of Limpopo, 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract Food insecurity is one of the most important development challenges in Ethiopia. To reduce food insecurity, the current government has adopted various policies. Amongst policies employed by the government are, namely: Agricultural Development Led Industrialization (ADLI) of 1995, which focus on national level; and the Food Security Strategy (FSS) which gives emphasis to household food security. As partner in development process, the Kale Heywet Church Development Program (KHCDP) has been implementing development projects in Southern Ethiopia to improve household food security. In this study, an attempt is made to assess the role of Kale KHCDP on household food security in southern Ethiopia. The study used both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect data from 109 sample households in Baso and Kuto Peasant Associations (PAs) of the Kucha District in Southern Ethiopia. More specifically, household questionnaire, focus groups, and individual or key informant interviews were applied to gather primary data from the field. The study also used secondary sources to review relevant information. The study found that KHCDP has played a critical role in promoting household food security by implementing different strategies to increase food production and income. The study, however, pointed out that KHCDP household food security strategies are weak in terms of creating access to inputs and technologies; promoting water resource utilizations; and providing extension and follow-up support. The study also identified low level of household participation and risks in long-term sustainability of food security interventions. Therefore, this study suggests that KHCDP needs to review its strategies and extension approaches. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 80 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.580963 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Charities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Church charities -- Ethiopia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economic assistance -- Ethiopia -- Kucha en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food relief -- Ethiopia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Food service - Research - Ethiopia en_US
dc.title An assessment of the role of Kale Heywet Church on household food security in Southern Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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