Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

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Author: N S Jodha
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 353
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195651340


This collection of essays deals with natural resource use and its effects on environmentally fragile mountain regions and dry tropical areas. The themes covered include famine, food security, and agricultural sustainability in fragile areas, and common property resources..

These essays

1.Emphasize the urgent need for long-term sustainable management of agricultural, environmental and natural resources

2.Examine the viability of community-based resource management initiatives

3.Are based on micro-level empirical evidences from several areas

Jodha’s work has had far-reaching impact on decision-making concerned with the development of fringe areas and their inhabitants, and has been extensively used in development research.

With a foreword by Partha Dasgupta, this volume is a significant contribution to many on going scholarly debates in the fields of agrarian economics, human ecology, and sustainability. It complements the insights generated through the approaches of rural economists, sociologists and anthropologists.

The book is a valuable source for policy-makers, researchers, NGOs, donor agencies, and activists.