The Evaluation of Resettlement Populations on the Income of Settler’s in Sasiga Woreda, East Wollega Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Lelisa Mamo Abdisa


The study evaluated the burden of resettlement Populations on the settler’s income in Sasiga Woreda of East Wollega Zone Oromia, Ethiopia. Some of the resettlement schemes around the world failed, while some others were successful. The objective of the study was to identify facators that cause resettlement and evaluate the burden  of resettlement on the settler’s’s annual  income in study area.The study was based on cross-sectional data collected from a sample of 140 settlers (81 were Populations  participants and 59 were non-Populations  participants) using purposive and stratified random sampling techniques. Descriptive statistics and econometric models were employed to analyze the data. The Logit model indicated education status of the settlers, availability of credit access, availability of agricultural inputs, land farm size holding by settler’s, farm income of settler’s were negatively and significantly related to Populations  participation while shocks, livestock holding by settler’s, access of extension service, and total asset of settler’s were positively affect and significantly associated with Populations  participants. Propensity score matching shows, that the average annual income of resettlement Populations participants more than income of non participant by 29,182.6463 ETB. Based on the findings, the study suggests that strengthening the encouragement of resettlement Populations have crucial role towards improving the income of settlers in the study area. Finally, the policy implication of the study is  that income sources diversification, incorporated development Populations , practical based extension service delivery, access to credit service for the purchase of agricultural inputs and its preparations are needs policy attention.

Keywords: Resettlement Populations me, Propensity score matching, Settlers’ income, Sasiga Woreda.

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-17-03

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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