An applied research agenda for navigating diverse livelihood challenges in rural coastal communities in the tropics

Diedrich, Amy, Duce, Stephanie, Eriksson, Hampus, Govan, Hugh, Harohau, Daykin, Koczberski, Gina, Lau, Jacqueline, Mills, David, Minter, Tessa, Steenbergen, Dirk, and Troell, Max (2022) An applied research agenda for navigating diverse livelihood challenges in rural coastal communities in the tropics. One Earth, 5 (11). pp. 1205-1215.

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[Extract] Rural, tropical coastal communities are experiencing sustained, often increasing food insecurity, poverty, and global change impacts. These challenges have stimulated a rise in projects aiming to enhance and diversify local livelihoods. The ability of these projects to achieve broad-scale benefits is limited by approaches that do not account for feedbacks among sectors and across marine and terrestrial environments. To address these limitations, we present an applied research agenda to support an integrated approach to livelihood project planning and management. This agenda explicitly examines interactions among natural resources, industries, and livelihoods and is based on three foundational activities: (1) a governance review and assessment, (2) strategic partnership formation, and (3) a diagnostic approach supported by science and shared outcomes. We add structure to the established logic in our field by broadening the sectoral and spatial scope of livelihoods projects, so they can better contribute to interrelated UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Item ID: 76847
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2590-3322
Keywords: rural livelihoods, coastal communities, tropics, integrated management, diagnostic approach, landscape approach, participatory mapping, livelihood diversification, alternative livelihood
Copyright Information: © 2022 Elsevier Inc.
Funders: Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA), James Cook University, WorldFish Centre
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2022 01:32
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440406 Rural community development @ 50%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4199 Other environmental sciences > 419999 Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180299 Coastal and estuarine systems and management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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