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Environmental risk, resilience and migration: implications for natural resource management and agriculture

By Priya Deshingkar


This letter probes the causal links between migration, remittances and resilience to environmental change. Three case studies have been chosen, Western Mexico, the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso and Eastern India, where satellite imagery shows recent regeneration of vegetative cover and where there is evidence of high rates of migration. The findings are analysed through a framework that draws on concepts of ecological anthropology, new economics of labour theories and livelihood analyses of migration drivers and impacts

Topics: G0001-0922
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/015603
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