Adaptive Strategies and Sustainable Livelihoods: Community Studies - Burkina Faso

By Naresh Singh, Perpetua Kalala on January 11, 2002
This report brings together the community and policy level aspects of the study, i.e., the livelihood systems of the village communities of Noungou and Mengou, the environmental and socio-political challenges on their livelihood systmes, the adaptive strategies which have evolved in the face of these stresses, the indicators of sustainable livelihoods, as well as the main policies and institutuional arrangements which have impacted the evolution and implementation of these adaptive strategies in Burkina Faso. Clearly, the effectiveness of policy depends on local reponses, often embodied in the communities' adaptive strategies.

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IISD, 2002