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The role of natural resources in the livelihoods of the urban poor

The role of natural resources in the livelihoods of the urban poor

Gordon, Ann, Davis, Junior, Long, Andrew and Meadows, Kate (2000) The role of natural resources in the livelihoods of the urban poor. Natural Resources Institute Policy Series (9) . Natural Resources Institute, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK. ISBN 0859545202

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Abstract

This publication is based on briefing material commissioned for the European Union (EU). The EU briefing papers have sub-Saharan Africa as their primary focus, though case study material may also be drawn from Caribbean and Pacific country experience. The information they contain is based principally on a review of secondary data and documentation, although some specific aspects have been explored through short, focused field studies. The publication is divided into three sections: this introductory section provides an overview of urbanization in developing regions, and introduces key issues of migration, employment, the areas of interface with the agriculture and the rural economy, and the nature of urban poverty; the second section focuses on the details of how poor people in urban areas use natural resources, and how natural resources affect their livelihoods and well-being; and the last section builds on the analysis of the nature of urban poverty, and its interaction with natural resources, to propose appropriate pro-poor policies and direct intervention, taking into account the importance of natural resources to the urban poor.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © The University of Greenwich 2000
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural resources, livelihoods, urban poor, development, poverty, urban agriculture, urban poverty, urban livelihoods, policy, intervention, operational approach
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 09:59
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11122

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