SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction

An Empirical Analysis of Mizoram, the Eastern Extension of the Himalaya

Authors: Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad, Vangchhia, Lalrinpuia

  • Maps the biomass-based and livestock production of the Mizoram region with a view to develop policy measures on poverty reduction through improved natural resource uses
  • A first-ever empirical analysis of sustainable practices that can be implemented in the eastern Himalayas
  • First study of its type to analyze chronic poverty and malnutrition in the remote Mizoram region
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This book presents a socio-economic and livelihood analysis of agriculturally-dependent communities of Mizoram, the eastern extension of the Himalaya, using the sustainable livelihood approach. Such an approach to poverty reduction is inevitable, particularly, in areas where livelihoods depend largely on biomass-based agriculture and livestock production. Mizoram possesses abundant natural resources – land, water and forest – but those resources are largely unused. The region suffers from chronic poverty and malnutrition, and climate change has further influenced livelihood patterns. This work studies all the aspects of natural potentials and livelihood status in Mizoram. It also discusses the major driving forces that influence livelihood patterns. Based on a detailed analysis of empirical data, several policy measures are suggested to cope with chronic poverty and malnutrition. The book is therefore highly useful for all stakeholders; students, researchers, academicians, policy makers and politicians involved in rural/community development.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Geographical Backdrop and Sustainable Livelihoods

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • Geostrategic Location, Political History and Development

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 31-33

  • Population and Socio-economic Development

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Land Use: Agriculture and Livestock Farming

    Sati, Vishwambhar Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45623-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45622-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Analysis of Mizoram, the Eastern Extension of the Himalaya
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45623-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45623-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-45622-5
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 129
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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