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    Making less last longer: informal safety nets in Malawi

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Examines 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 co
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    The contribution of soil and water conservation to sustainable livelihoods in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    Discusses 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 t
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    Sustainable livelihoods and political capital: arguments and evidence from decentralisation and natural resource management in India

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    Looks 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.
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    Reconciling Interests Among Wildlife, Livestock And People In Eastern Africa: ASustainable Livelihoods Approach

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    From 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.
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    Irrigation Sector Guide: Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis Programme, FAO

    Finance and Development, IMF, 1998
    Purpose 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.
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    Better livelihoods for poor people

    Khanya - Managing Rural Change CC, 2000
    Participants 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.
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    Agricultural Biodiversity and Livelihoods: issues and entry points

    Overseas Development Institute, 1999
    This report reviews policy issues related to the maintenance of biodiversity in agricultural production, focusing on the effects on poor farmers.
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    Rural livelihood diversity in developing countries: evidence and policy implications

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    Examines 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.
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    Key sheets for sustainable livelihoods

    Department for International Development, UK, 1998
    Aim 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:
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    Aquaculture, poverty impacts and livelihoods

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000
    Aquaculture 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.

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