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Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas.

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The 19 chapters included in this book provide an overview of research conducted within the framework of the collaborative research programme on 'Regional Food Security Policies for Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Economies' (RESPONSE). The programme aimed to identify strategic options for agricultural and rural development in less-favoured areas and policy instruments than enhance rura...

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Chapter 18 (Page no: 442)

Less-favoured areas: looking beyond agriculture towards ecosystem services.

This chapter contributes to the discussion on new policy options for less-favoured areas (LFAs) by presenting a set of conceptual ideas in directing policy strategy development for alleviating the constraints faced by land users in these regions. Using drylands as an example, the chapter first describes a typology of dryland farming systems around the world based on differences in resource endowments of land and labour. It then discusses the various pathways that drylands development has taken, based on opportunity costs for land and labour, as well as conditions external to the agricultural sector. The chapter then develops concepts for the incorporation of environmental services into drylands development strategies, looking at the way in which supply of environmental services can contribute to livelihoods by either impacting agricultural productivity or providing an alternative source of income. The potential returns to providing environmental services are also explored, with a discussion on current sources of demand. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the way forward: the type of information, policies and institutions that will be required for successful incorporation of environmental services into drylands development strategies.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas: problems, options and strategies. Author(s): Ruben, R. Pender, J. Kuyvenhoven, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 65) Designing and evaluating alternatives for more sustainable natural resource management in less-favoured areas. Author(s): López-Ridaura, S. Keulen, H. van Giller, K. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 91) Dimensions of vulnerability of livelihoods in less-favoured areas: interplay between the individual and the collective. Author(s): Brons, J. Dietz, T. Niehof, A. Witsenburg, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 111) Market imperfections. Author(s): Nazneen Ahmed Peerlings, J. Tilburg, A. van
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 135) Soil nutrient dynamics in integrated crop-livestock systems in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands. Author(s): Abegaz, A. Keulen, H. van
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 159) Rural development and sustainable land use in the hillsides of Honduras. Author(s): Jansen, H. G. P. Pender, J. Damon, A. Wielemaker, W. Schipper, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 181) Resource use efficiency on own and sharecropped plots in northern Ethiopia: determinants and implications for sustainability. Author(s): Tesfay, G. Ruben, R. Pender, J. Kuyvenhoven, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 205) Food security through the livelihoods lens: an integrative approach. Author(s): Roa, J. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 228) Changing gender roles in household food security and rural livelihoods in Bangladesh. Author(s): Ahmed Ali Niehof, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 248) Does social capital matter in vegetable markets? The social capital of indigenous agricultural communities in the Philippines: socio-cultural implications and consequences for local vegetable trade. Author(s): Milagrosa, A. Slangen, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 273) Making markets work for the poor: the challenge in the age of globalization. Author(s): Gabre-Madhin, E. Z.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 301) Market access, agricultural productivity and allocative efficiency in the banana sector of Uganda. Author(s): Bagamba, F. Burger, K. Ruben, R. Kuyvenhoven, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 328) Land and labour market participation decisions under imperfect markets: a case study in North-east Jiangxi Province, China. Author(s): Feng ShuYi Heerink, N. Ruben, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 354) Land and labour allocation decisions in the shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture. Author(s): Jaleta, M. Gardebroek, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 375) Effects of deregulation of the rice market on farm prices in China: a marketing channel model. Author(s): Chen Le Peerlings, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 397) Consequences of the abolition of multi-fibre arrangement import quotas on the apparel industry of Bangladesh: a computable general equilibrium analysis. Author(s): Nazneen Ahmed Peerlings, J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 421) Poverty targeting with heterogeneous endowments: a micro-simulation analysis of a less-favoured Ethiopian village. Author(s): Kuiper, M. Ruben, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 461) Livelihood strategies, policies and sustainable poverty reduction in LFAs: a dynamic perspective. Author(s): Dorward, A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932770
  • Record Number
  • 20073253243