One of the few systematic field surveys undertaken following the 1975 agrarian reform in Ethiopia, this study analyzes the conditions constraining agricultural productivity of peasant farmers in the Arsi region and examines how farmers view peasant and government organizations established to attain agrarian socialism. Based on data generated throug
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- The Characteristics of Peasant Farmers -- Land Tenure: Implications for Increasing Peasant Production -- The Role of Peasant Institutions in Socialist Transformation and Rural Development -- The Effect of Leading Government Institutions on Peasant Production -- Peasant Perceptions of the Impact of Integrated Rural Development Programs in Arsi -- Conclusion: Strategies for Growth and for Social Transformation -- Case Studies of Interviewed Farmers
Alemneh Dejene is a post-doctoral fellow at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University.