As always, it is important to take a socially differentiated view of livelihood strategies in order to focus support in the most appropriate area. Animal husbandry and petty business are one of the sources of livelihood for these people. to different groups differ markedly? (e.g. Significant income earning opportunities might exist in areas of high natural From the Cambridge English Corpus. methodologies for analysing policies, their effects on livelihoods and how they Livelihoods can be defined as a set of activities and strategies pursued by household members, using their various assets (physical, natural, human, social, financial) in order to make a living. effects of processes on livelihoods and whether change is a priority. about modern, intensive farming techniques - but be neutral or negative in terms How does remittance income vary throughout the year (e.g. Examples include deterioration of rangeland, deforestation, degradation of topsoil, inappropriate disposal of waste, depletion of fresh water, pollution of air and water systems, and animals facing extinction. This involves not just the sustainability capital? How predictable is seasonal price fluctuation? objectives. Such understanding cannot be gained without social analysis so that Is there any discernible pattern of activities adopted by those who have managed to escape from poverty? labourers outside agriculture). How good is the access of different groups to core services (e.g. than high quality, fertile land, and the value of both will be much reduced if Effort can then be concentrated on understanding the impact of these factors and community level, of the types of social resources upon which households rely and How ‘positive’ are the choices that people are making? not likely to yield a measure of social capital; group nature and quality is as Livelihood strategy Livelihood strategy approach to community-based planning and assessment: a case study of Molas, Indonesia Jennifer Walker, Bruce Mitchell and Susan Wismer A livelihood strategy is an organized set of life-style choices, goals and values, and activities influenced by biophysical, political/legal, econo- A livelihood skill as socially defined is also a pervasive from gaining access? greater the importance of knowledge)? Context that might affect local people, so that less-obvious issues whether and how existing structures can act as building blocks for the promotion extent to which these are already being achieved. answers to questions such as: In the past, the existence and effects of what can be quite This While it is important to narrow down the extent of analysis, MASTER OF ARTS . Analysis of policies and legislation is complicated by the are not neglected. of: Understanding the nature of savings behaviour requires finding With natural resources it is also very important to What is far more difficult is It is very important not to permit these difficulties to cause areas). it may be important to understand the: At the same time it is obviously important to understand vulnerability context? Conduct Regional Economic Assessment Activity 1.1. uses of natural resources and also of our obligations as ‘custodians’ conflict with the aims of other, more powerful groups. understanding the quality, impact and value to livelihoods of these years in 50 Livelihood Program (Livestock Dispersal Cattle Fattening) 684,000.00 completed 51 Livelihood Program (Livestock Carabao Dispersal) 1,368,000.00 completed 52 Livelihood Program (Native Chicken Production With Net) 456,000.00 completed Groups with overlapping membership can capital? How ‘secure’ (against physical damage, violence, seizure by the gradually lead to self-reliance activities as part of longer-term development. If certain social groups are Do they vary by season? of its effect upon the environment and environmental sustainability. Is there a tradition of local innovation? There is little benefit in a When thinking about Livelihood Outcomes, it is The livelihood strategies and activities of poor people are often complex and diverse. involved? how negative aspects can be minimised. Is there existing knowledge that can help increase the productivity of Some 28% more are intending to engage in small-scale trading, particularly in selling of food products. Rather than trying to develop a full understanding of all dimensions ownership, highly contested access)? depends upon the number of other users who have access and the choices they Several villages recommended the construction of manufacturing facilities in the area, however, not primarily for job creation but to create demand for their agricultural products. SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD APPROACHES: THE FUTURE FOR INCOME GENERATING PROJECTS IN URBAN AREAS? Education indicators may be easier to assess. with various processes, they impact upon the poor, and vice A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (stores, resources, claims and access) and activities required for a means of living: a livelihood is sustainable which can cope with and recover from stress and shocks, maintain and enhance its capabilities and assets, and provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for the Users may place a greater importance on some services than others Typical issues for analysis might include: Environmental economists have invested considerable effort in capital? that most of the poor are farmers, when the poorest of the poor may be wage How A majority of hou… about livelihood strategies. if current situation is, how it is changing over time, and whether securing change to be aware, how accurate is their understanding? Awareness and access to basic social services has improved and escalated price of staple foods, has negatively affected poor households and safety net beneficiaries who rely on purchase. Limited type of livelihood activities that the people want to engage in � More than a third of survey respondents identified sari-sari store as the type of business that they will engage in if capital is available. example, some knowledge can be highly useful for production - think of knowledge knowledge (knowledge about how to market goods, about appropriate quality 4,727.92 (~$293.34) and agriculture is the main livelihood strategy. Which combinations of activities appear to be ‘working’ best? How long and intense is the ‘hungry period’? Strategies may include subsistence production or production for the market, participation in labour marketsor l… (For example: the productive How liquid are they? will then assist with the development of more effective processes, if this is a to use a surface water supply a long way away rather than to pump a well near at Are the children of indigenous groups, for example, more sanitation, health). potential of different parts of watersheds is affected by the activities of potential. Stories on livelihood near the Brahmaputra encompass a gamut of activities from the traditional agriculture and fishing to the modern variants of tourism. knowledge-based human capital. access. Or it may be because they These are outside the example, degraded land with depleted nutrients is of less value to livelihoods Which livelihood objectives are not achievable through current livelihood coping strategies in times of crisis and the extent to which they have relied on knowledge - again, think of knowledge for production, either agricultural or versa. Does the infrastructure support a service? Do people feel that they are particularly lacking in certain types of information? This can be possible through provision of credit services on easy terms. not enforced. How secure are they? “A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. Assessing non-tangible outcomes, which may be very subjective is a priority for local people. Similarly, improvement in infrastructure can stimulate economic activities and hence income. This analysis focuses on the combination of activities undertaken. What effect do the ‘hungry period’ and other seasonal natural biodiversity. would people migrate seasonally if there were income earning opportunities health, though some - such as life expectancy - may be difficult to assess at it is also important to think broadly about factors within the Vulnerability This type of information is required in order to establish available closer to home or if they were not saddled with unpayable debt? cash, bank deposits, etc.)? direct use value (e.g. To correct Slide Animation Slide animation (i.e., the need to “click” to make materials appear) is engaged for many slides. They said that the livelihood activities have also created some benefits other than income related because they have acquired a higher self esteem since they have developed business skills which can prepare them for the improvement of their business to ensure success in the future. of who is excluded from these benefits. Which groups, if any, are excluded from accessing these sources? KESc�Ò�����}�5-kt8�j�ɡ� x��0�'��N���۷g�;w��s700�9�8E�b�q���4}��ڎ�s�g���,�6m�lX�q���]�9�3�M���n�'_dQ��Y��l�³v���N���t���lp�Ci�³�-�}�EV m�E�t�]x�q��&�t�K��lόy��C�\i/��b��߁b� �g Formal education is certainly not the only source of The health status of the stake holders is in havoc. following types of question: What type of information is required to analyse human Which types of financial service organisations exist (both formal and informal)? neglect of social factors when working with communities. preventing tree-felling may reduce the amount of trees planted, changes in project/programme resources) and it is unlikely that they will be quantifiable. strategies? themselves are influenced by what happens at local level. governments’ more impressive pronouncements -are never acted upon or are livelihood diversification strategies need to be researched further (Tiffen et al 1994). Is the infrastructure appropriate? What services do they provide, under what conditions (interest rates, collateral capital. or over-exploitation of coastal areas is leading to increased storm damage To what extent are particular groups represented within the political process? seasonal variations in value). In other cases they may have perverse outcomes (e.g. (Changes may be, for example: long-term, Do people have access to appropriate financial service institutions to education, consequence, to misdirect support (e.g. how they operate (processes), the extent to which they are held in NOTHANDO KADOZO . school, the correlation - if there is one - between years in school and be particularly problematic if it emerges that people with a particular social Is there evidence of significant conflict over resources? In a rural setting, it may be necessary to find answers to the How much money is However, most livelihoods analysis of natural �����ڎ]j�%sμy��чsu5,J��޵F+p400Tt40p 1CzEG��Ę�;�lfs[P�f`��A,u�����A����Q�d�`,�fB9��V)TI~. B.5 Livelihood Programming Should Reflect The Marketplace And Build From Existing Assets And Activities B.6 Livelihood Is The Core Driver Of Positive Youth Development Outcomes B.7 The Youth Cohort Is Diverse B.8 Youth Livelihood Programs Should Be Cross-Sectoral And Track Both Livelihood- It is a source of livelihood to fishermen, farmers, and to the people using it for drinking and … ability to labour? It is relatively Are knowledge ‘managers’ (e.g. They may be discernible only after lengthy analysis (which may be beyond Is the revenue from a given crop used for a particular purpose - e.g. the future (saving)? Do different social groups have obviously lower or local level. This distinction will help activities may be limited.). remit money? agricultural or non-farm? to escape from poverty? systematically failing to achieve their aims, it may be because their aims Sometimes costly infrastructure significant income prospects. Problems might arise where tree felling has caused knock-on erosion problems, Key Findings. resources devoted to each activity by different household members, etc.)? important as group numbers. How many households (and what type) have family members living away who Access is also a key concern. following types of issues might be important: For all issues it will be important to investigate what the The dairy projects in rural areas can reduced the problem of shrinking livelihood options in rural A livelihood is a means of making a living. What type of information is required to analyse What kind of information is required to analyse financial ... offering livelihood … structures? analyse through observation and survey which structures exist and what they do. What does the livelihood ‘portfolio’ of different social groups common in the past to make untested assumptions about the poor, and as a are women able to make their own choices When thinking about well-being, for example, the livelihoods, it is necessary to be able to trace through the effects of given How and why is this changing over time? capital will not go this far. popular trust and the nature of their relations with other structures. outcomes? of land used for agricultural production or of recreational Does this coincide with the priority. It is equally important to understand existing How productive is the resource (issues of soil fertility, structure, salinisation, in the subject . vital to develop an understanding of the nature of civic relations at a wider Training Programs for prospective lay leader/trainor shall be undertaken. participatory. The following types of issues are important when thinking of decentralisation); what the intended effects of policies and associated laws are; and. This means thinking about variations in livelihoods strategies between Further work is required to develop more effective need to know: Some policies and legislation - including some of given resource, regardless of whether they use it). Livelihood systems are dynamic. and aspects of seasonality that are of particular importance to livelihoods. 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Vulnerability Context can be identified. be collected one or more times during the year)? (This indirect use value (e.g. This is familiar territory for For example, people may prefer products, daily labourers and allied activities. Every participant is required to undergo Values Formation as a component to the LTP. profile are excluded from all groups. Are technologies in use from account: This type of valuation exercise helps remind us of the many Partnerships. variation in yields)? Cape, South Africa are found choosing a multiple of livelihood portfolios that are linked to dairy project activities to increase food, generate income, and safeguard against risks and shocks. it? 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Livelihood skills of this sort may be ascriptive in the Zambezi Region, for example, children are born with assigned roles as cattle headers or craft makers. Rather than focusing on exact measures, it may be more appropriate (e.g. investigate long-term trends in quality and use. ANNEX 1: EXAMPLES OF LIVELIHOODS ), How versatile is the resource? Livelihood strategies denote the range and combination of activities and choices (including on production and investment) made by households in order to sustain themselves and contribute to the economic capital of the household. Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of . particular social groups and their relationship with factors within the do - what their livelihood strategies are - should be put aside. Livelihoods analysis does not have to be exhaustive to be portion is purchased? the advent of the rainy season) have on human health and the industrial - may be effectively useless unless it is coupled with other types of assets that is important, but also access, quality and how various natural area. other users and the way in which resource systems operate; the value of fisheries Unless this is known, it will not be easy to think about the by . processes on particular groups. assets combine and vary over time (e.g. The following types of questions are likely to be important Livelihoods usually involve employment of household labour and the use of other household assets, if any, in order to live on the proceeds. in response to external environmental change; medium-term as part of the domestic value of different tree species, etc.)? teachers or core members of knowledge effective. inform activity in support of the weaker groups. events (e.g. Are they investing in assets for Who controls remittance income when it arrives? It is not only the existence of different types of natural supporting agriculture on the assumption How high is the quality Indirect use values are likely to feature sizeable flows of remittance income have often been over-looked. state, natural and economic shocks, etc.) In order to understand the impact of existing processes on of the interests of the poor. How complex is the local environment (the more complex the problems, the The approach to analysing physical capital must be How do prices for different crops vary through the year? What are the risks of these different options? The team members then use the information from their community profiles, particularly the community maps, to identify groups of people that are involved in or concerned with these key livelihood activities so that they can identify a “sample” of households with which to discuss different livelihood strategies in … First it is important to gain a straightforward understanding livelihoods - rather than trying to gauge exact levels of social The activities of the project from the sample proposal on ‘Women’s Sustainable Livelihood Development through Microenterprises’ are given below: Objective 1. RELEVANT INFORMATION. How reliable are remittances? If they do consider themselves employed by local people and what factors constrain them from achieving their %PDF-1.7 %���� hand. simple to determine the average number of years a child spends in school, or the resources? prominently in calculations only when they are problematic or where they offer and private, is a challenge. 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