Environmental Science

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mountain Regions

Authors: Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad

  • Unique in terms of enhancing livelihoods in the mountain region in general and the Himalaya mountains in particular
  • No similar work on this issue in the Himalayan region
  • Gives a comprehensive picture of the Indian Central Himalayan Region and its livelihood enhancement. It is a valuable resource for all stakeholders working for the provision of sustainable livelihood in the Himalayas
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About this book

Sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems are far-reaching and burning issues in the wake of high growth of population, low production and per ha yield of crops and depletion of biodiversity resources. Mountainous regions of the world are facing the menace of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Further, tremendous growth in population and slow pace of development have together forced most of the population to live below poverty line. Traditionally depending upon cultivating subsistence crops for food requirement, the people living in mountainous region are unable to produce sufficient food grains to run their livelihood smoothly. The Himalayas is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and has an abundance of natural resources: land, water and forest – life sustaining factors. The geo-environmental conditions – climate and landscape further enhance the possibility of sustainable livelihoods through eco-tourism, harnessing water resources and utilizing forests and their products sustainably. Diversifying agricultural practices through cultivating cash and cereal crops and enhancing livelihood options through extensive use of timber and non-timber based forestry products can help to eradicate poverty and provide food security. This book consists of an introduction and nine chapters, covering geo-environmental setting, socio-economy and population profile, sustainable livelihoods: diversification and enhancement, livelihood analysis, development of tourism and hydroelectricity, case studies, mountain ecosystems, sustainable mountain development and also presents a conclusion.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad

    Pages 1-13

  • Geo-Environmental Setting

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad

    Pages 15-33

  • Socio-Economy and Population Profile

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad

    Pages 35-48

  • Sustainable Livelihoods: Diversifications and Enhancements

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad

    Pages 49-81

  • Livelihood Analysis

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad

    Pages 83-89

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03533-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03532-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35406-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mountain Regions
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03533-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03533-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03532-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35406-4
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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