Livelihoods

 

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Trading off Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods: A Framework for Sustainability Assessment of Small-Scale Food Production in Water-Limited Regions

Trading off Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods: A Framework for Sustainability Assessment of Small-Scale Food Production in Water-Limited Regions

Source: Advances in Water Resources, 2017

Author(s): Francesca Recanati, Andrea Castelletti, Giovanni Dotelli, and Paco Melia

Countries: Palestine

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/08/2017

 

Enhancing local production is key to promoting food security, especially in rural households of low-income countries, but may conflict with limited natural resources and ecosystems preservation. We propose a framework integrating the water-food nexus and a sustainable livelihoods perspective to assess small-scale food production in water-poor regions. We demonstrate it...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview June 2017 - December 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview June 2017 - December 2017

Source: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 17/08/2017

 

11% of the total rural population (71 719 669) are classified in IPC Phases 3 and 4, an increase of almost 30% of the number of people in acute food insecurity and livelihood crisis compared to the previous year. HIGHLIGHTS In total, the number of people in acute food insecurity and livelihood...

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The Determinants of Environmental Migrants' Conflict Perception

The Determinants of Environmental Migrants' Conflict Perception

Source: University of Essex , 2017

Author(s): Vally Koubi, Tobias Bohmelt, Gabriele Spilker, and Lena Schaffer

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 17/08/2017

 

Migration is likely to be a key factor linking climate change and conflict. However, our understanding of the factors behind and consequences of migration is surprisingly limited. We take this shortcoming as a motivation for our research and study the relationship between environmental migration and conflict at the micro level....

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Conflict Timber: Dimensions of the Problem in Asia and Africa

Conflict Timber: Dimensions of the Problem in Asia and Africa

Source: USAID, 2004

Author(s): Jamie Thomson and Ramzy Kanaan

Topics: Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/08/2017

 

Conflict timber—conflict financed or sustained through the harvest and sale of timber (Type 1), or conflict emerging as a result of competition over timber or other forest resources (Type 2)—poses serious problems in many countries in Asia and Africa. While forest resources, particularly timber, are far from the only commodities...

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The Complexity of Resource Governance in a Context of State Fragility: The Case of Eastern DRC

The Complexity of Resource Governance in a Context of State Fragility: The Case of Eastern DRC

Source: International Alert/IPIS, 2010

Author(s): Jeroen Cuvelier

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 16/08/2017

 

A host of publications over the last decade have highlighted the important role played by artisanal and small-scale mining of coltan, gold and cassiterite in the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), yet there is still little awareness of the modus operandi of the various actors involved...

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Conflict over Access to Land & Water Resources within Sub-Saharan Dry Lands

Conflict over Access to Land & Water Resources within Sub-Saharan Dry Lands

Source: GRET-Groupe de recherche et d’échanges technologiques, 2006

Author(s): Pierre-Yves Le Meur, Peter Hochet, Martin Shem, and Oussouby Touré

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 16/08/2017

 

The study is part of the project “Novel forms of livestock and wildlife integration adjacent to protected areas in Africa: Tanzania” focusing on the reduction of conflicts over natural resources through the integration of agriculture, pastoralism and nature conservation. FAO executes this project funded by the GEF (Global Environment Facility)...

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Peace and Food Security: Investing in Resilience to Sustain Rural Livelihoods amid Conflict

Peace and Food Security: Investing in Resilience to Sustain Rural Livelihoods amid Conflict

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2016

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/08/2017

 

South Sudan has been mired in civil conflict since December 2013. Some 2.8 million people – almost a quarter of the population - are now facing acute food and nutrition insecurity. One of them, Nyalen Kuong, was on an intravenous feeding drip. “I’m not sick, I’m hungry,” she told the...

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Agricultural Production Amid Conflict: The Effects of Shocks, Uncertainty, and Governance of Non-State Armed Actors

Agricultural Production Amid Conflict: The Effects of Shocks, Uncertainty, and Governance of Non-State Armed Actors

Source: Centro de Estudios sobre Desarrollo Económico, 2014

Author(s): María Alejandra Arias, Ana María Ibáñez, and Andrés Zambrano

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/08/2017

 

This paper examines the effect of conflict on agricultural production of small farmers. First, an inter-temporal model of agricultural production is developed, in which the impact of conflict is transmitted through two channels: violent shocks and uncertainty brought about by conflict. The model shows how conflict induces sub-optimal agricultural decisions...

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Timor-Leste's Demographic Challenges for Environment, Peace and Nation Building

Timor-Leste's Demographic Challenges for Environment, Peace and Nation Building

Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2016

Author(s): Merve Hosgelen and Udoy Saikia

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Economic Recovery , Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 07/08/2017

 

Timor-Leste’s nation-building process faces significant demographic challenges because of its current and prospective population dynamics. Based on the 2010 census data this paper projects the demographic structure of Timor-Leste by 2030 and discusses the impact of the same on peace, development and environmental sustainability. This paper projects that Timor-Leste’s population...

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Geographic Overlaps between Priority Areas for Forest Carbon-Storage Efforts and Those for Delivering Peacebuilding Programs: Implications for Policy Design

Geographic Overlaps between Priority Areas for Forest Carbon-Storage Efforts and Those for Delivering Peacebuilding Programs: Implications for Policy Design

Source: Environmental Research Letters, 2017

Author(s): Augusto Castro-Nunez, Ole Mertz, and Chrystian C Sosa

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/08/2017

 

Of the countries considering national-level policies for incentivizing reductions in forest-based greenhouse gas emissions (REDDþ), some 25 are experiencing (or are emerging from) armedconflicts. It has been hypothesized that the outcomes of the interactions between carbon-storage and peacebuilding efforts could result in either improved or worsened forest conservation and likewise...

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