Sustainable livelihood
Livelihood types
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Farmer entre
Rural livelihood
We will share brief information on each livelihood type by 6.12.2016
The Livelihood Assessment Tool-kit
Analysing and responding to the impact of disasters on the livelihoods of people
The sustainable livelihoods idea was first introduced by the Brundtland Commission on Environment and Development as a way of linking socioeconomic and ecological considerations in a cohesive, policy-relevant structure. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) expanded the concept, especially in the context of Agenda 21, and advocated for the achievement of sustainable livelihoods as a broad goal for poverty eradication. It stated that sustainable livelihoods could serve as ‘an integrating factor that allows policies to address ‘development, sustainable resource management, and poverty eradication simultaneously
The concept of Sustainable Livelihood (SL) is an attempt to go beyond the conventional definitions and approaches to poverty eradication. These had been found to be too narrow because they focused only on certain aspects or manifestations of poverty, such as low income, or did not consider other vital aspects of poverty such as vulnerability and social exclusion. It is now recognized that more attention must be paid to the various factors and
processes which either constrain or enhance poor people’s ability to make a living in an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable manner. The SL concept offers a more coherent and integrated approach to poverty.
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What is the Purpose of the Sustainable Livlihood Forum
The purpose of sustainable livelihood forum is to share various issues and programmes of livelihood through which stakeholders are addressing these challenges with solutions. It is important that we should never be myopic and just say livelihood. Livelhood must be sustainable, so let us now call it as sustainable livelihood.

What will the forum cover
Current scenario of subissues of sustainable livelihood.
Interventions of stakeholders in districts of India
Interventions of stakeholders in at least some countries of this world.
Statistics related to sustainable livelihood.
Interviews of field workers, leaders around the world on key subissues.

A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stress and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base. (Chambers & Conway, 1991)