DSpace
 

Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5005

Title: European Union’s LiveDiverse project – interplay between livelihoods and biodiversity in the South African case study area
Authors: Funke, N
Jacobs, I
Nortje, K
Claassen, M
Steyn, M
Keywords: European Union
European Union livediverse
Biodiversity
Sustainable livelihoods
Poverty reduction
Health improvement
Conflict resolution
Biodiversity protection
Cultural diversity
Rural areas
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Citation: Funke, N, Jacobs, I, Nortje, K et al. 2010. The European Union’s LiveDiverse project – interplay between livelihoods and biodiversity in the South African case study area. ASSAF, DST and NRF Young Scientists Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 12-13 October 2010
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;6488
Abstract: The interconnectedness of biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods for many societies around the world is constructed by the complexities of vulnerability and resilience. Society is faced by a plethora of challenges that include poverty reduction, health improvement, conflict resolution, biodiversity protection, retaining cultural diversity and achieving sustainable livelihoods. By understanding the interface of livelihoods and biodiversity, we can holistically assess the vulnerability of livelihoods and how this can be reduced through improved policy capacity, while at the same time conserving and husbanding biodiversity. This includes securing income for people in marginalised rural areas. In South Africa, the importance of understanding this interface is all the more critical due to the high premium placed on agriculture and resource utilisation for socio-economic development.
Description: ASSAF, DST and NRF Young Scientists Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 12-13 October 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5005
Appears in Collections:Resource-based sustainable development
Sustainability science
Environmental management
Human factors
Climate change
General science, engineering & technology
General research interest

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Funke1_2010.pdf4.35 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback