Livelihood options and the Environment in Renk County, Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan

Mohamed Elfadl, Jörn Laxen, Minna Hares, Elfadil Omer Osman

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Across large parts of the Sudan, the natural resources from which poor rural populations derive their livelihoods are being degraded or becoming increasingly scarce. In Renk area, Southern Sudan, the rural people depend heavily on the natural resources for their survival and livelihoods. However, the area faces a complex set of socio-economic problems and environmental crisis, brought on by multiple natural and man-made causes. Maintenance of productive lands and livestock production are limited by the inadequacy of the basic infrastructure.

As part of the LAMPTESS project coordinated by Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) of the University of Helsinki, carried out in the Upper Nile State since May 2008, a socio-economic baseline survey for three selected villages in Renk area was conducted during July-September 2008. The methodology combined the use of the framework of SWOT and sustainable livelihood analysis reflecting the prospects in natural resource management. The aim of this article is to introduce some of the results of the survey. Moreover, implications of these findings will be discussed.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftHorn of Africa Journal
VolymVol 1
Utgåva1
ISSN1799-6163
StatusPublicerad - 2011
MoE-publikationstypB1 Artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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  • 4112 Skogsvetenskap
  • 1172 Miljövetenskap

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Elfadl, Mohamed ; Laxen, Jörn ; Hares, Minna ; Omer Osman, Elfadil. / Livelihood options and the Environment in Renk County, Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan. I: Horn of Africa Journal. 2011 ; Vol. Vol 1, Nr. 1.
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Livelihood options and the Environment in Renk County, Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan. / Elfadl, Mohamed; Laxen, Jörn; Hares, Minna ; Omer Osman, Elfadil.

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