Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countries

Editors: Maharjan, Keshav Lall (Ed.)

  • Discusses innovative livelihood and agricultural innovation adoption by farmers, including efforts to propagate organic farming
  • Shows the impact of changing climate on crop yields and short- and long-term revenues of farmers with adequate incorporation of adaptive responses in Ghana and Nepal
  • Assesses rural institutions, namely, village officers, neighborhood groups, village parliament and village development committees and community-based self-help initiatives to sustain decentralized rural development
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Sustainability of rural communities is threatened by a plethora of factors including climate change and disasters which interact in an intricate manner in making rural people vulnerable and poor. This book is the output of empirical research on communities and livelihood strategies in developing countries. It reveals how rural communities are functioning and earning their livelihoods by making the best use of the resources, local/internal or external/new and the combination of the two to counteract the various challenges they face, with the ultimate goal of becoming resilient to local or global shocks and sustaining that resilience. Local governance is identified as crucial in ensuring sustainable livelihoods as it ensures healthy collaboration between communities, on the one hand and civil society and those communities, on the other hand, in promoting self-sustaining development trajectories. Similarly, the role of social capital is not ignored as it brings in community drive and a sense of purpose, direction and solidarity among community members which facilitates problem solving in periods of crises and disasters.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Communities and Livelihood Strategies: An Overview

    Maharjan, Keshav Lall (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Climate Change Impact on Revenue of Major Food Crops in Ghana: Structural Ricardian Cross-Sectional Analysis

    Issahaku, Zakaria Amidu (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Climate Variables and Their Impacts on Yield of Food Crops in Makwanpur and Ilam Districts of Nepal

    Shrestha, Suman Lal (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

  • Adoption of Improved Rice Varieties in the Tarai Region of Nepal

    Khanal, Narayan Prasad (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

  • Effects of Environmental Factors on Cattle Milk Production Among Smallholder Households in Ala-Buka, Kyrgyzstan

    Zhumanova, Munavar (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countries
Editors
  • Keshav Lall Maharjan
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54774-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54774-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54773-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56379-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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