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- Children's responses to risk in agricultural work in Andhra Pradesh, India
This paper discusses protection of children from hazards in agricultural work. International and national policies aim to protect children by eliminating all child labour. Previous literature on hazardous child labour tends to focus on single industries ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 16:03
- Women targeted and women negated: an aspect of the environmental movement in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, government organisations and non-governmental organisations are implementing programmes and energy-saving projects in an effort to save the environment. This article examines such programmes in the specific area of improved stove technology ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Orchard development sets the tone of tribal development
Inadequate household income due to degraded resources and limited opportunities has led to migration, malnutrition, and poor quality of life among tribals in India. These problems have been effectively tackled by enabling people to re-build their resource ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Participation in social forestry re-examined: a case study from Bangladesh
There has recently been unprecedented enthusiasm in Bangladesh for Social Forestry (SF). SF projects have been launched with the goal of involving local communities in managing forest resources. Proponents claim that SF has opened new scope for people's p ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Institutional evolution and the impact of training and communication in Joint Forest Management
In 1999, with a view to strengthening the JFM arrangement, the Gujarat State Forest Department, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation, initiated a nodal agency called the JFM cell. Its mandate is to assist in strengthening and expanding JFM in Guj ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- Re-defining community - state partnership in natural resource management: a case from India
This article examines the role of state in the Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme in the northern province of Haryana in India. In the past two decades, significant developments pertaining to institutional reforms in promoting community - state partn ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:44
- Feminise our forests: consultation on the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development
Citing the case of the Self Employed Women's Association's (SEWA) experience in nine districts of Gujarat, India, an argument is presented for returning almost the entire forestry sector to the women through their cooperatives of groups. Such an argument ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds
Author: Kelkar, Govind, Dev Nathan, and Pierre Walter (eds.) Publisher: New De ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49
- Beyond PRA: experiments in facilitating local action in water management
As a tool both for research and for structuring community- level interaction, PRA is now well embedded in development practice. This paper, however, argues that in order to play an enabling role towards community action, facilitators need to offer much mo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:51
- Risk Reduction and Society in the Twenty-first Century
This Conference Report presents the recommendations taken from a Summary Report of the South Asian Agenda Regional Meeting for South Asia, held in New Delhi, India in 1999. The event was convened by the Disaster Mitigation Institute (DMI) and supported by ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03