Livelihoods Pattern of “Negede Weyto” Community in Lake Tana Shore, Bahir Dar Ethiopia.
Livelihoods is function of location, certain locations possessed resources (physical and human) and provides better opportunities to inhabitants than others. People living in marginal lands such as deserts, delta and riverine areas, flood plains and mountainous area with high slope gradient have problems in sustaining their livelihoods. This Paper examined the livelihoods pattern of “Negede Weyto” community, a small tribe living in the marginal land along the Lake Tana shore line, Bahir Dar Ethiopia. Using 123 respondents and 4 FGD groups for the survey and analyzed with simple statistical methods and regression; the study revealed that their livelihoods is seriously exposed to vulnerability factors which are external and beyond what they can address by their limited capacities. It thus calls for intervention by Government and NGOs to rescue the vulnerable community.
Keywords: Negede Weyto, Lake Tana, Livelihoods, Vulnerability.
Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Vol. 1 (1) 2008: pp. 19-30