ERIC Number: ED116842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Evolution of Alternative Rural Development Strategies in Ethiopia; Implications for Employment and Income Distribution. African Rural Employment Paper No. 12.
As Ethiopia has designed and implemented numerous intensive (geographically concentrated) and minimum-package rural development programs between 1967-75, the purpose of this monograph is to: (1) trace the evolution of these package projects; (2) analyze package performances; and (3) identify the implications for Ethiopian planners and policy makers. The monograph's 7 sections are identified as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Three Major Integrated Rural Development Projects (discussion of intensive packages focusing on organizational frameworks and major components which include: development of an improved technological package; dissemination of new practices; farm credit; lending policies; performance of the credit program; output marketing; and other components); (3) The Minimum Package Project (MPP's organization and major components); (4) Overall Assessment of the Ethiopian Package Projects (agricultural output and income; income distribution; employment; and local participation); (5) the Extension and Project Implementation Department of the 1975-80 Period (role of the intensive package projects and MPP's proposed rate of expansion); (6) Some Current Rural Development Issues (land tenure, reform, trained manpower, transportation, marketing, new technology, peasant associations, dissemination of innovations, and administrative organization); (7) Summary. (JC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Community Involvement, Credit (Finance), Employment, Evaluation, Income, Information Dissemination, Labor Force Development, Land Use, Marketing, Organization, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Rural Development, Technology, Transportation
African Rural Employment Research Network, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (single copy free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Agricultural Economics.
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia