Adaptive Strategies and Sustainable Livelihoods: Community Studies - Ethiopia

By Naresh Singh, Perpetua Kalala on January 13, 2002
This report focuses on the community-level aspects of study, i.e., the livelihood systems of the Boran and Afar in southern and notrh-eastern Ethiopia, the environmental and socio-political stresses on these livelihood systems, the adaptive strategies which have evolved in the face of these stresses, their relationship with sustainable livelihoods and finally, the local indicators of sustainable livelihoods in the two communities. The report also discusses the main policies and institutional arrangements that have impacted the evolution and implementation of these adaptive strategies in Ethiopia. Clearly, the effectiveness of policy depends on local responses, often embodied in the communities' adaptive strategies.

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IISD, 2002