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Title: Beyond the farm : a new look at livelihood constraints in the Eastern African Highlands
Authors: German, Laura
Masuki, K.
Gojjam, Y.
Odenya, James
Geta, Endrias
Keywords: HILLS
NATURAL RESOURCES
LIVELIHOOD CONSTRAINTS
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
COLLECTIVE ACTION
LANDSCAPE PROTECTION
COMMUNITY-BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
EAST AFRICA
Date: 2006
Publisher: AHI, Kampala, UG
Series/Report no.: AHI working paper / African Highlands Initiative; no. 12
Abstract: Throughout the highlands of eastern Africa, farming communities face critical challenges in providing for an ever-growing population while maintaining the productivity of the resource base. Most research and extension programs have approached this problem by focusing on the alleviation of farm-level productivity constraints, largely through technological solutions. There is a strong push within national and international arenas to move toward broader units of analysis and intervention, with the aim of enhancing the sustainability of rural livelihoods as well as environmental services emanating from highland areas. Yet little treatment has been given to the issue of farmer motivations for thinking and acting beyond the farm level. Outcomes of a participatory assessment of landscape-level problems of concern to highland farmers of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania shed light on this question and point to contributions that can be made from research and development to support farmers and communities in addressing identified challenges.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/38148
Project Number: 101592
Project Title: African Highlands Resource Management - Phase III
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