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Rural livelihoods in a highland-lowland context and the role of forest resources (NWFP, Pakistan)


Steimann, B (2006). Rural livelihoods in a highland-lowland context and the role of forest resources (NWFP, Pakistan). In: Sustainable Developmental Policy Institute (SDPI). Troubled times: sustainable development and governance in the age of extremes. Islamabad: Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 44-65.

Abstract

The present paper assesses the access to livelihood assets in rural areas of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Considering the highland-lowland context, it subsequently analyses the market and non-market importance of forest resources for rural households. The analysis is based on data from three selected study locations in the province, collected through a field survey carried out from April to August 2004. Results show that access to various assets widely differs between the high- and lowland context. Forest resources, i.e. fuelwood, are of utmost importance for subsistence-oriented strategies especially in the highland areas, where affordable alternatives are missing. The role of forests in income-oriented strategies, however, is negligible both in the high- and lowland context.

Abstract

The present paper assesses the access to livelihood assets in rural areas of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Considering the highland-lowland context, it subsequently analyses the market and non-market importance of forest resources for rural households. The analysis is based on data from three selected study locations in the province, collected through a field survey carried out from April to August 2004. Results show that access to various assets widely differs between the high- and lowland context. Forest resources, i.e. fuelwood, are of utmost importance for subsistence-oriented strategies especially in the highland areas, where affordable alternatives are missing. The role of forests in income-oriented strategies, however, is negligible both in the high- and lowland context.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:03 Jan 2011 17:10
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 04:21
Publisher:Sustainable Development Policy Institute
ISBN:9-69878-440-3
Additional Information:7th Sustainable Development Conference, Islamabad, 8 – 10 December 2004

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