ROLE OF AGROFORESTRY IN STRENGTHENING ADAPTIVE CAPACITY AND IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF MALAYALI TRIBES IN THE EASTERN GHATS

TitleROLE OF AGROFORESTRY IN STRENGTHENING ADAPTIVE CAPACITY AND IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF MALAYALI TRIBES IN THE EASTERN GHATS
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKing IOliver ED, Kumar N.
Book TitleAgroforestry Strategies for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation-Asia
Chapter28
Pagination373-380
PublisherJaya Publishing House
CityDelhi
ISBN9789386110534
KeywordsEastern Ghats, Livelihoods, Malayali Tribes, Namakkal
Abstract

Climate change is possibly the greatest global environmental threat the world is facing today. It is likely to much more drastically affect the economy, infrastructure, natural resources and local livelihoods in the developing countries (Francois, 2008). Increasing extreme climatic events will affect human health, food
production, water supply, biodiversity and natural ecosystem. In this context, the poorest and most vulnerable tribal populations will be most affected. Sustainable development comprise of economic and social development that protect and enhance the natural environment and social equity. Response to climate change must promote environmental sustainability and ecological security of the resource base on which livelihoods of the resource poor is dependant. Tribes are under privileged section of the society and are often lives in marginal physical environment. Owing to their inherent dearth of livelihood assets, they remain under developed and lag behind in development indices.

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