Seeks to analyse and clarify interactions of environment, land use, livlihoods, and natural resource management in African forests and savannas.
'This book analyses and clarifies the interactions of environment, land use, livelihoods and natural resource management in African forests and rangelands.' - CAB International `It is highly recommended for scholars of Africa's political economy, donor agencies, civil society groups and activists engaged in natural resource agitations and development in Africa.' - Daniel A Omeweh in Africa Spectrum 40 (2005) '[the book] is highly recommended for scholars of Africa's political economy, donor agencies, civil society groups and activists engaged in natural resource agitations and development in Africa.' Daniel A Omoweh Afrika spectrum 2005 40:3 'Rural Resources and Local Livelihoods in Africa presents an excellent collection of multi-methodological studies concerned with local resource use practices and policy intervention in different environments throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 'The concerns of the present volume are less to challenge than 'to bring home to researchers, policymakers and practitioners the breadth and complexity of issues in rural resources and livelihoods' (p.1), and to develop methods and approaches that help capture this complexity appropriately.' '...One can only applaud that the radical critique now firmly rooted in African environmental studies has resulted in producing such sophisticated understandings of the interaction between political and environmental processes in Africa today, and one would hope for further developments in this direction.' Pauline Von Hellermann, the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 'The book is a production of a felicitous academic enterprise. Katherine Homewood's first degree was in zoology and her PhD was in anthropology. She convenes the Human Ecology Research Group in the Department of Anthropology at University College London that integrates natural and social science approaches to conservation and development interactions, particularly in Southern Africa. A link is made in this collection of papers between the interdisciplinary approaches advocated and the actual development discourse on poverty and gender in livelihood frameworks. The reader contains articles by colleagues and people who completed PhDs in the framework of that research group. The pleasure of working together on these topics shines through all contributions. '...a worthwhile and stimulating collection of papers.' Development and Change.
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