Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countries

  • Keshav Lall Maharjan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Keshav Lall Maharjan, Zakaria Amidu Issahaku
    Pages 1-11
  3. Narayan Prasad Khanal, Keshav Lall Maharjan
    Pages 49-64
  4. Munavar Zhumanova, Zakaria Amidu Issahaku, Keshav Lall Maharjan
    Pages 65-82
  5. Gam Bahadur Gurung, Dharma Prasad Pande, Narayan Prasad Khanal
    Pages 97-108
  6. Mujtahidah Anggriani Ummul Muzayyanah, Suci Paramitasari Syahlani, Yuni Suranindyah, Fransiskus Trisakti Haryadi
    Pages 129-142
  7. Sutiyo, Keshav Lall Maharjan
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-178

About this book

Introduction

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.                                                       

Keywords

Decenttralized Rural Development Disasters/shocks Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptive Responses Innovative Livelihood and Agricultural Innovation Local Networking to Contain Smallholder Dairy Farming Vegetable Farming of Marginalized Farmers

Editors and affiliations

  • Keshav Lall Maharjan
    • 1
  1. 1.Hiroshima UniversityHiroshima UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54774-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54773-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54774-7
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