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Rural families in developing countries make a living by engaging in diverse activities. These range from farming, to rural trade, to migration to distant cities and even abroad. This book explores the implications of rural livelihood diversity for key topics in development studies and for poverty reduction policies.
PART I. CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS, AND FRAMEWORK; 1. Livelihoods, Diversification, and Agrarian Change; 2. A Framework for Livelihoods Analysis; PART II. DIMENSIONS OF DIVERSE RURAL LIVELIHOODS; 3. Determinants of Livelihood Diversification; 4. Poverty and Income Distribution; 5. Agriculture and Farm Productivity; 6. Environment and Sustainability; 7. Gender and Rural Livelihoods; 8. Macro Policies and Reform Agendas; PART III. INVESTIGATING LIVELIHOODS FOR POLICY PURPOSES; 9. Methods and Livelihoods; 10. A Case-Study in Rural Tanzania; PART IV. LOOKING AHEAD; 11. Livelihoods, Diversification, and Policies