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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999Examines role of informal safety nets in providing protection against livelihood shocks.Summarises state of knowledge on informal safety nets by reviewing available literature and also reporting on household survey carried out in Malawi in 1999.Key finding is that informal transfers, either between rich and poor or the poor themselves, appear to be declining over time, partly as a general coDocument
The contribution of soil and water conservation to sustainable livelihoods in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan AfricaOverseas Development Institute, 2000Discusses the role of soil and water conservation (SWC) practices in sustainable livelihoods and presents preliminary findings from case studies conducted in Tanzania and Uganda. Describes the conditions under which households choose to invest in building or maintaining SWC practices within the framework of local livelihood strategies, together with the policies and structures which influence tDocument
Sustainable livelihoods and political capital: arguments and evidence from decentralisation and natural resource management in IndiaOverseas Development Institute, 2000Looks at the Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) approach as an analytical framework. The potential of SL was examined by applying the framework for analysis in a research project on decentralised natural resource management in India.The SL framework was found to be a useful construct for the analysis of decentralised natural resourcemanagement.Document
Reconciling Interests Among Wildlife, Livestock And People In Eastern Africa: ASustainable Livelihoods ApproachNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999From the perspective of local livelihoods this paper explores the complex interactions between wildlife, livestock and people, and options for integrated wildlife and livestock management in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Africa.DocumentFinance and Development, IMF, 1998Purpose of the guide is to support participatory planning of irrigation schemes and the integration of socioeconomic and gender issues in the planning process. The ultimate aim is to improve irrigation scheme performance, while strengthening the position of rural women and disadvantaged groups.DocumentKhanya - Managing Rural Change CC, 2000Participants were grouped to relate the findings to clusters approximating to their work situations. Three were identified:Water issues: Capacity-building initiatives should respond to the overallv restructuring process.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 1999This report reviews policy issues related to the maintenance of biodiversity in agricultural production, focusing on the effects on poor farmers.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999Examines livelihood diversification as a survival strategy of rural households in developing countries. Although still of central importance, farming on its own is increasingly unable to provide a sufficient means of survival in rural areas.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 1998Aim of this series to provide a reference point for DFID decision-making about various aspects of service delivery and resource management. The series will also analyse different aspects of the policy process and options for donor intervention. Issues covered are:DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000Aquaculture is often viewed narrowly as intensive culture of salmon and shrimp to provide high value products for luxury markets and is often associated with environmental degradation. The promotion of aquaculture for rural development has had a poor record in many developing countries, especially in Africa.