Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of war-torn populations to survive and recover. In nineteen chapters by thirty-four authors, this book explores how natural resource management initiatives in more than twenty countries and territories have supported livelihoods and facilitated post-conflict peacebuilding. These case studies and analyses identify lessons and opportunities for the more effective design of interventions to support the livelihoods that depend on natural resources—from land to agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and protected areas. The book also explores larger questions about how to structure livelihoods assistance as part of a coherent, integrated approach to post-conflict redevelopment. Livelihoods and Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding is part of a global initiative to identify and analyze lessons in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management. The project has generated six books of case studies and analyses, with contributions from practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Other books in this series address high value resources, land, water, assessing and restoring natural resources, and governance.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Helen Young is a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and a research director at the school’s Feinstein International Center.
Lisa Goldman is a senior attorney at the Environmental Law Institute.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements List of Figures and Tables List of Acronyms Foreword Preface
Part I: Introduction
Introduction; Swords into Ploughshares? Access to Natural Resources and Securing Agricultural Livelihoods in Rural Afghanistan; Social Identity, Natural Resources, and Peacebuilding
Part II: Natural Resources and Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR)
The Interface between Natural Resource Management and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Forging Greater Security and Stability; Demobilized Combatants as Park Rangers: Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Part III: Agriculture and Fisheries
Fisheries Policies and the Problem of Instituting Sustainable Management: The Case of Occupied Japan; Growing Unrest: Charcoal, Bananas, Fisheries and Conflict in Somalia; Agricultural Development in Post-Conflict Environments: Building Capacity to Beat Swords into Ploughshares in Eight Provinces of Southern Iraq; Role of Local Institutions in Conflict Transformation and Livelihoods Improvement of Rural Communities in Nepal: A Case Study of the Agriculture Training and Extension Improvement Project
Part IV: Resolving Conflicts over Natural Resources
Conflict over Forest Resources in the Post-Khmer Rouge Period in Cambodia: Lessons for Peace-Building; Cattle, Land, and Grazing in the Turkana-Karamoja Cluster; Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts to Prevent a Return to War: The Case of High Pastures in Afghanistan
PART V: Programming
Post-Taliban Governance of Natural Resources in Afghanistan; Improving Natural Resource Governance: A Key to Ensuring Peace and Stability in Mindanao, Philippines; Building Resilience in Rural Livelihood Systems as an Investment in Conflict Prevention
PART VI: Protected Areas and Tourism
International Peace Parks: Cross-Border Cooperation and Livelihood Creation through Coordinated Environmental Conservation; Opportunities and Challenges of Protected Areas for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding; Gorilla Eco-tourism Generating Wealth and Peace in Post-Conflict Societies
PART VII: Lessons Learned and Way Forward
Natural Resources and Livelihoods in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Appendix I: Glossary of Terms Appendix II: Contributor Biographies Appendix III: Tables of Contents for the Series Index