2019
  • ICIMOD publication

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Understanding and Tackling Poverty and Vulnerability in Mountain Livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

  • Giovanna Gioli
  • Ganesh Thapa
  • Fawad Khan
  • Purnamita Dasgupta
  • Dev Nathan
  • Netra Chhetri
  • et al.
  • Summary

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.

  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2019

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