Growth, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Resource Management in the Mountain Areas of South Asia : Proceedings of an International Conference (2000)

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Development of mountain areas, particularly in the Himalayan regions of South Asia, is faced with the two major challenges of poverty alleviation and environmental conservation. The very resources that constitute the primary sources of income and livelihood for mountain people are environmentally vulnerable. The overuse and careless exploitation of these resources endanger not only the ecological balance but also threaten sustainability of living standards. Devising and implementing strategies that can meet the twin goals of improved standards of living and conservation of the natural environment have proved elusive. It is, fortunately, now widely recognised that sustained efforts in this direction are urgently needed, as poverty and environmental degradation are found to reinforce each other. This volume consists of the papers and proceedings of an International Conference on Growth, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Resource Management in Mountain Areas of South Asia organised jointly by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) from January 31 February 4, 2000, in Kathmandu. The Conference was an attempt to take stock of the trends and experiences and to contribute towards formulation of appropriate strategies and policies for sustainable development in the mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region of South Asia. The volume is organised into five parts. Part I consists of the chapter outlining the issues and strategies in mountain development emerging from the presentations and discussions of the Conference, including a summary of major conclusions and recommendations prepared by the editors. Part II includes papers presenting overviews on development experiences: first, in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, in general, and then in the five countries represented at the Conference. It also includes a paper dealing with the development strategies and experiences in poverty alleviation and sustainable development in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Region in China. Five papers dealing with economic opportunities and options within and outside agriculture, based on the comparative advantages of mountain areas, are presented in Part III. Part IV has four papers, three examining the issues of land systems and land tenure and one on emerging participatory mechanisms in forest management. The last part consists of three papers on access, equity, and linkages.

ISBN: 3-934068-36-7
Language: English
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Table of Contents:
  1. Front Matter
  2. 1. Part I: Perspectives and Issues
  3. 1.1 Chapter 1: Development in Mountain Areas of South Asia - Issues and Options
  4. 2. Part II: Overviews
  5. 2.1 Chapter 2: The Hindu Kush-Himalayas: Searching for Viable Socioeconomic and Enviromental Options
  6. 2.2 Chapter 3: Socioeconomic Status and Development of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh: An Overview
  7. 2.3 Chapter 4: Integrating Economy and Environment: The Development Experience of Bhutan
  8. 2.4 Chapter 5: Development Experience in the HImalayan Mountain Region of India
  9. 2.5 Chapter 6: Sustainable Poverty Alleviation and Mountain Development in Nepal: Status, Experience and Strategy
  10. 2.6 Chapter 7: Growth, Proverty Alleviation and Sustainable Resource Management in Mountain Areas of Pakistan
  11. 2.7 Chapter 8: Strategies and Experiences in Proverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development in the HKH and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Region in China
  12. 3. Part III: Economic Opportunities and Options
  13. 3.1 Chapter 9: Mountain Agriculture in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: Trends and Sustainability
  14. 3.2 Chapter 10: Agricultural Development, Growth and Poverty in India's Mountain Region
  15. 3.3 Chapter 11: Commercialisation of Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: The Case of Forest Products
  16. 3.4 Chapter 12: Enterprise Development for Proverty Alleviation with Sustainable Resource Management: Trends, Experiences and Policies in the HKH Region
  17. 3.5 Chapter 13: Tourism and Livelihood in the Mountains Regional Overview and the Experience of Nepal
  18. 4. Part IV: Land Systems and Natural Resource Management
  19. 4.1 Chapter 14: Innovative Land and Resource Policy in an Asain Context: Options and Challenges
  20. 4.2 Chapter 15: Land Tenure and Poverty: Status and Trends Land Systems in the Hills and Mountains of Nepal
  21. 4.3 Chapter 16: Changing Land Relations and Poverty in the Eastern Himalayas
  22. 4.4 Chapter 17: Participatory Forest Management (PFM): Rediscovery of a Promising Mechanism for Poverty Alleviation in the Mountain Areas of South Asia
  23. 5. Part V: Access, Equity and Linkages
  24. 5.1 Chapter 18: Improving Accessibility for Mountain Development: Role of Transport Networks and Urban Settlements
  25. 5.2 Chapter 19: Economic Oppurtunities for Mountain Women of South Asia: The Poverty Context
  26. 5.3 Chapter 20: Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Devbelopment in Mountain Areas: Role of Highland- Lowland Links in the Context of Rapid Globalisation
  27. 6. Annexes
  28. 6.1 Annexes
  29. Backcover

 

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