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Cover for Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas.

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...

Author(s)
Ruben, R.; Pender, J.; Kuyvenhoven, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sustainable poverty reduction in less-favoured areas: problems, options and strategies.

This chapter discusses: (i) the strategic interactions between natural resource management options; (ii) farm-household livelihood strategies for welfare and risk; and (iii) the surrounding market and institutional conditions for simultaneously enabling poverty reduction and sustainable land use....

Author(s)
Ruben, R.; Pender, J.; Kuyvenhoven, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Designing and evaluating alternatives for more sustainable natural resource management in less-favoured areas.

Less-favoured areas (LFAs) are defined as regions with low agricultural potential because of limited and uncertain rainfall, poor soils, steep slopes and/or other biophysical constraints, as well as regions that may have higher agricultural potential, but with poor infrastructure and limited access ...

Author(s)
López-Ridaura, S.; Keulen, H. van; Giller, K. E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rural development and sustainable land use in the hillsides of Honduras.

We used data from 376 households, 1066 parcels and 2143 plots located in 95 villages in the hillside areas of Honduras to generate information needed by decision makers to assess the needs and opportunities for public investments, and design policies that stimulate natural resource conservation. We ...

Author(s)
Jansen, H. G. P.; Pender, J.; Damon, A.; Wielemaker, W.; Schipper, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Lipper, L.; Pingali, P.; Zurek, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poverty targeting with heterogeneous endowments: a micro-simulation analysis of a less-favoured Ethiopian village.

Spatially targeted programmes for poverty reduction in less-favoured areas (LFAs) are typically constrained by a large heterogeneity amongst households in terms of the quantity and quality of available resources. The objective of this chapter is to explore, in a stylized manner, the role of...

Author(s)
Kuiper, M.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter

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