A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction: An Empirical Analysis of Mizoram, the Eastern Extension of the Himalaya

A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction: An Empirical Analysis of Mizoram, the Eastern Extension of the Himalaya

by Vishwambhar Prasad Sati, Lalrinpuia Vangchhia

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319456225
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2016
Series: SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 129
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- List of Tables.- List of Figures.-Acronym and Abbreviation .-List of Illustration.- Chapter 1.- Introduction.- Chapter 2.- Geographical Backdrop and Sustainable Livelihoods.- Chapter 3.-Geo-Strategic Location.- Chapter 4.- Population and Socio-Economic Development.- Chapter 5.-Agriculture and Livestock Farming.- Chapter 6.- Livelihood Analysis.- Chapter 7.- Climate Change: People’s Perception, Adaptation and Resilience.- Chapter 8.- Food Security and Poverty.- Chapter 9.- Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction.- Chapter 10.- Illustrations: Natural and Cultural Landscapes.- Chapter 11.- Conclusion.- Appendices (I, II, III).

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