Understanding and tackling poverty and vulnerability in mountain livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Gioli, G, Thapa, G, Khan, F, Dasgupta, P, Nathan, D, Chhetri, N, Adhikari, L, Mohanty, S.K, Aurino, E and Mapstone Scott, L (2019) 'Understanding and tackling poverty and vulnerability in mountain livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.' In: Wester, P, Mishra, A, Mukherji, A and Shrestha, A, eds. The Hindu Kush Himalaya assessment. Springer, Cham, pp. 421-455. ISBN 9783319922874

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_12

Abstract

This chapter critically reviews the existing knowledge on livelihoods, poverty, and vulnerability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Development in mountain areas and the practices of people in these areas are uniquely conditioned by distinct characteristics that we term “mountain specificities”. Some of these specificities—such as inaccessibility, fragility, and marginality—constrain development. Others—such as abundant biological diversity, ecological niches, and adaptation mechanisms—present development opportunities for mountain people.

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Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_12
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2019 16:46
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