Poverty Pathways and Desertification: Strategy to Break the Unholy Nexus

Wani, S P and Shiferaw, B and Sreedevi, T K and Pathak, P and Singh, P and Sahrawat, K L and Mula, R P (2009) Poverty Pathways and Desertification: Strategy to Break the Unholy Nexus. In: Converting Deserts into Oasis. National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, India, pp. 28-45. ISBN 1933699418

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Most of 852 million hungry and malnourished people in the world are in Asia, particularly· in India (221 million) and in .China (142 million). In Asia, 75 % of the poor are in the rural areas, who depend on agriculture for their livelihood. About half of the hungry live in small holder farming households, while two-tenths are land-less and roughly 10 % are pastoralists, fishfolk and forest users. Hungry people are highly vulnerable to crises and hazards. The crises may be caused by natural disasters, such as major.............

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 06:06
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 06:06
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3893
Acknowledgement: We gratefully acknowledge the help and cooperation received from the farmers in different countries who undertook participatory research, and also for the financial support from Asia Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Government of India, Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Program (APRLP) of Government of A.P. supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), U.K.
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