Livelihoods

 

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Ecotourism, Environmental Preservation and Conflicts over Natural Resources

Ecotourism, Environmental Preservation and Conflicts over Natural Resources

Source: Horizontes Antropológicos, 2003

Author(s): Michael Kent

Countries: Brazil

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Ecotourism has profound social impacts through the transformations it generates in the distribution of access to natural resources. At the heart of this transformation stands the paradox of ecotourism: it exploits natural environments while at the same time depending on their preservation. As a result, ecotourism has increasingly become articulated...

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Agriculture Development, Food Security and Nutrition

Agriculture Development, Food Security and Nutrition

Source: UN General Assembly, 2017

Author(s): UN Secretary-General

Topics: Governance, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/09/2017

 

The world is not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Scarce and unsustainably managed natural resources, combined with insecure and uneven tenure rights for smallholders, are severely affecting vulnerable populations in rural areas. Climate change, drought, political instability and conflict are threats to food security in many...

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Put out to Pasture -- War, Oil and the Decline of Misseriyya Humr Pastoralism in Sudan

Put out to Pasture -- War, Oil and the Decline of Misseriyya Humr Pastoralism in Sudan

Source: Overseas Development Institute, 2009

Author(s): Sara Pantuliano, Omer Egemi, Babo Fadlalla, Mohammed Farah, and Mohammed Elamin Abdelgadir

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/08/2017

 

This report presents the findings of a study into the current evolution of Misseriyya livelihoods commissioned by the UK Department for International Development upon request from UNMIS and UNRCSO Abyei. The study was conducted by a fiveperson team comprising one Arabic-speaking, international researcher with extensive knowledge of Sudan and pastoralism...

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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 of the DRC (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...

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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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