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382 p. : ill., 1 map ; 29 cm.
  • Introduction Rural Livelihoods in Transition - Ruedi Baumgartner Origins and Objectives of the Rural Livelihood Research Project PART ONE: MICRO AND MACRO PERSPECTIVES OF RURAL LIVELIHOOD Understanding Livelihood Systems as Complex Wholes - Ruedi H[um]ogger Economic Reforms and the Livelihood of Rural Households - Rolf Kappel Evidence and Future Prospects PART TWO: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIVELIHOOD SECURITY IN THE VILLAGES OF NORTH GUJARAT Core Issues in the Economy and Society of Gujarat - Uma Rani Technology Adoption and Farm Management in Rural Livelihood Systems in Gujarat - B N Hiremath, K V Raju and Anil Patel Rural-Urban Linkages, Occupational Diversification and Sustainable Rural Livelihood Systems - H S Shylendra and Uma Rani Role of Non-Economic Motivation in Natural Resource Management - K V Raju, Uma Rani and Anil Patel The Example of Swadhyaya in a Gujarat Village The Cross-Ploughed Field - Ruedi H[um]ogger PART THREE: GENDER ISSUES IN LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT The 'Real Realities' of Life - Smita Premchander Exploring Rural Livelihood Systems from a Gender Perspective Gender and Leadership for Sustainable Natural Resource Management - Smita Premchander and M Chidambaranathan Reality and Reflections PART FOUR: SOUTH INDIAN LIVELIHOOD SYSTEMS IN TRANSITION Core Issues in the Agrarian Economy and Society of Karnataka - G S Aurora The Threshing Floor Disappears - G K Karanth, V Ramaswamy and Ruedi H[um]ogger Rural Livelihood Systems in Transition From Marey to Market - G K Karanth and V Ramaswamy Changing Faces of Rural Livelihood Systems Emerging Rural Leadership and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources - V Ramaswamy et al Evidence from Two South Indian Villages Integrating Local Experiences into Watershed Interventions - Melchior Lengsfeld and D V Srinatha A Modern Drainage Line Treatment in Semi-Arid Karnataka PART FIVE: FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE Participatory Research on Rural Livelihoods - Ruedi Baumgartner et al Promoting Local Ownership of Research Findings The RLS Approach in the Project Cycle Management - Ruedi H[um]ogger and Ruedi Baumgartner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761998082 20160528
'What a pleasure to find, at long last, a book on rural livelihoods which does not package sustainability through the straightjacket of assessment, numbers and capital' - Development and Change Livelihood systems are much more than sets of material and economic conditions. They have to cater to a large number of human needs including food and shelter. The contributors to this important volume adopt a holistic approach to understanding rural livelihood systems. They maintain that a livelihood system embraces not just economic conditions for physical subsistence, but all the elements that provide material continuity and cultural meaning to the life of a family in a community. This book tries to understand 'rural livelihood systems' from different angles and throws light on the question of what people need in order to feel secure within their systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761998082 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
194 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxi, 226 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction * Lessons from Experience * Conventional, Technical Planning Approaches * Approaches to Participation in Planning * A Basis for Collaborating * The Way Forward * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839382 20160528
This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons from recent experience of rural planning and land use. The authors examine past and current practice and ways that land use planning and management of natural resources can underpin sustainable local livelihoods. They draw on case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America to present findings relevant throughout the developing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839382 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 212 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: rural resource use & local livelihoods in sub-saharan Africa by Katherine Homewood - I DEGRADATION OR CHANGE? Out of the woodland, into the fire: fuelwood & livelihoods within & beyond Lake Malawi National Park by Jo Abbot - Protected areas & decentralizaton in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a case for devolving responsibility to local institutions by E. de Merode - II SHIFTING LIVELIHOODS: CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS Detail & dogma, date & discourse: food-gathering by Damara herders and conservation in arid north-west Namibia by Sian Sullivan - The contingency of conservation by David Brockington - III LIVELIHOOD STRATEGIES: DEMOGRAPHIC & ECONOMIC WAYS OF DEALING WITH UNPREDICTABLE CHANGE People are a resource: demography & livelihoods in Sahelian Fulbe of Burkina Faso by K. Hampshire & S. Randall - Gender equality - No: what do Fulbe women really want? by S. Buhl IV SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS Understanding institutional contexts to define research questions: settlement history, forestry institutions, identities & visions of the future in south-west Cameroon by B. Sharpe - Legal pluralism in the rain forests of south-eastern Cameroon by M. Graziani & P. Burnham - Conclusion by Katherine Homewood.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780852559161 20160528
Top scholars examine issues which lead readers to better understand environmental change in the African continent and its effects on rural African livelihoods. Each of the studies in this book concerns four main issues: conservation, biodiversity, and environment; land use and livelihoods; environmental change; and policies for conservation and development. The volume looks closely at the details of rural resource use, access and control, the social institutions which shape this, and the effects on African environments. It is not possible to understand livelihoods in Africa - a central issue for all social and economic questions - without grasping the interplay between environmental change and the sustainability of rural livelihoods. The volume is groundbreaking in its detailed examination of this interplay, and its importance in grasping the roots of poverty and potential for its alleviation, and for its unique combination of natural and social science methods. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781403969309 20160527
Sub-saharan rangelands and forests have been a playground for western interventions, and something of a bottomless pit for donor funding on both environment and development. Many, if not most, of these initiatives have had poor outcomes. That suggests there is something seriously wrong with western understanding of African environments, of the part they play in people's vulnerability, of the ways that people deal with them and of the impacts those strategies entail. This book seeks to analyse and clarify interactions of environment, land use, livelihoods, and natural resource management in African forests and savannas. It aims to develop a better understanding, an approach and a methodology, which in turn will give insights into people's natural resource use strategies, inform policy and management, and ultimately contribute to more secure livelihoods and welfare for local rural African populations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780852559161 20160528
Green Library
233 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
The Kat River Valley has always been a highly contested area in South Africa. It has been subjected to the full force and range of land dispossession and resettlement that has stained the past of South Africa's history for generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796919489 20160527
Green Library


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