Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa (SLSA)
The Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa programme was a three-year collaborative project carried out by research partners in Mozambique, South Africa, UK and Zimbabwe, funded by the UK Department for International Development.
Three broad themes were explored by the research:
- how do poor people gain access to and control over land, water and wild resources and through what institutional mechanisms?
- how do emerging institutional arrangements - in the context of emerging rural development initiatives - affect poor people's access to land, water and wild resources? What institutional overlaps, complementarities and conflicts enable or limit access? What new governance arrangements are required to encourage a livelihoods approach to rural development?
- how do the livelihood concerns and contexts of poor people get represented in policy processes concerning land, water and wild resources in local, national and international arenas? What are the challenges for participation and accountability in the policy process?
The site includes links to full text of project publications.
Latest documents from Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa
- DocumentSustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa, 2003Document
The ‘new’ communities: land tenure reform and the advent of new institutions in Zambézia Province, MozambiqueS. Norfolk, I. Nhantumbo, J. Perira, Z. Matsimbe / Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa, 2003DocumentE. Lahiff / Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa, 2003DocumentZ. Ntshona, E. Lahiff / Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa, 2003Document
Wildlife management and land reform in Southeastern Zimbabwe: a compatible pairing or a contradiction in terms?W. Wolmer, J. Chaumba, I. Scoones / Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa, 2003