Comanagement of Natural Resources: Local Learning for Poverty Reduction
The developing worldOCOs poorest people live in marginal, often harsh rural environments. The natural resource base tends to be fragile and highly vulnerable to over exploitation. Yet these rural people depend directly on access to the food, forage, fuel, fibre, water, medicines, and building materials provided by local ecosystems. What types of natural resource management (NRM) can improve the livelihoods of these poor people while protecting or enhancing the natural resource base they depend on? New approaches to NRM are needed OCo ones that move beyond the earlier narrow focus on productivity (such as crop yields), to include social, institutional, and policy considerations."
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Page 5 - Convention at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992...
Page xiv - University, and a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley. During the past twenty years there has been a "radical restructuring" of metropolitan America (Berry and Cohen 1973).
Page viii - For every problem there is a solution which is simple, direct, and wrong.
Page 72 - Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut, reflects on the impact of the Arsaal research project on learning and development practice: "This experience, which was developed in farmers' fields, is now being integrated into our academic programs.
Page 4 - ... in 1987 in the report of the Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future (WCED 1987).
Page 44 - Ecuador (Figure 6), marginal farmers find their livelihoods at risk because they never know from one day to the next whether they will have enough water for their fields and homes.
Page ix - Since 1972, he has been affiliated with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, where he is currently a research associate in the Participation Group. Author of the seminal 1983 work Rural Development: Putting the Last First, Chambers' most recent book, Ideas for Development, was published in 2005 by Earthscan.