Comanagement of Natural Resources: Local Learning for Poverty Reduction

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IDRC, May 14, 2014 - Conflict management - 105 pages
The developing worldOCOs poorest people live in marginal, often harsh rural environments. The natural resource base tends to be fragile and highly vulnerable to over exploitation. Yet these rural people depend directly on access to the food, forage, fuel, fibre, water, medicines, and building materials provided by local ecosystems. What types of natural resource management (NRM) can improve the livelihoods of these poor people while protecting or enhancing the natural resource base they depend on? New approaches to NRM are needed OCo ones that move beyond the earlier narrow focus on productivity (such as crop yields), to include social, institutional, and policy considerations."

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Stephen R. Tyler is President of Adaptive Resource Management Ltd. He directed a program of action research for Community-Based NRM in Asia for seven years, as program team leader with the IDRC and has worked with partners throughout Asia on applied research in the field of environment and development for 16 years. He served as consultant to Asian Development Bank, World Bank, CIDA, and other international organizations and is the editor of Natural Resources: Action Research and Policy Change in Asia (2006).

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