PANEL 5.05

Readdressing the Food Security Question in Ethiopia

Coordination:
Degefa Tolossa, Institute for Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia;
Sabine Planel, Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France.

Food security is a major issue in contemporary Ethiopia. Despite a huge literature produced on the topic, the question still needs to be readdressed in order to displace the analysis focus. This panel tentatively proposes to question the side – but not minor - impacts, stakes or logics that have been minimized in previous analyses. Many studies have been published on economical household’s organization (especially pauperization process), climate change, economy or political economy of aid, food market analysis… All relevant approaches that would gain to be consider by social-scientists in a more critical perspective. Different themes should be taken in consideration to a better understanding of food security/insecurity questions: local political games, cultural or even symbolic organization of local communities, implementation’s modalities of public policies (esp. on agricultural extension), role of agriculture in rural economy, individualistic or community dimensions of the problem, or contemporary historical perspectives on hunger … We expect from participants to produce critical analyses based on theorical point of view as well as grounded on very practical and local data’s collections. This panel doesn’t pretend to be innovative it rather has the modest ambition to promote a different regard on a much-analyzed and so much crucial issue.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Mr.

ASCHALE DAGNACHEW Siyoum

Labour for development: compulsory public works contributions to the Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Programme

Mr

BERKET ROBA

Rural Livelihood Diversification and its Impact on Household Food Security: A Case Study at Damota Gale Woreda, Wolayta, Southern Ethiopia.

Dr.

CHINIGO' Davide

Land Registration and Food Security in Ethiopia: The Case of Siraro, Oromiya Region

Prof.

DEGEFA TOLOSSA

Basic concepts and issues on food security, and global and national initiatives to tackle with the problem of food shortage: Lessons that Ethiopia can draw

Mr

ENTEN François

Ethnography of Early Warning System & Food Aid Targeting in Ethiopia

Mr

LEFORT René

Political Economy of Food Security in Ethiopia. National and local perspectives.

Dr

PLANEL Sabine

Impacts of agricultural extension policy on poverty and food insecurity.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

Papers have to be submitted online, by uploading under each panel section (go to the page of the panel in which your paper is selected and upload your text).

Papers can also be sent to the Organizing Committee (organization@ices18.org) with specification of panel number.

Submitted papers will be directly transmitted to the panel organizers and published online after approval by the panel organizers.

Guidelines to authors for formatting papers:

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