A3 Book chapter
Livelihood Security in Changing Socio-Economic Environment in Himachal Pradesh – Introduction

Subtitle: Introduction
List of Authors: R.B. Singh, Risto Kalliola, Reija Hietala
Place: Tokyo Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London
Publication year: 2014
Book title *: Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya - Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India
Title of series: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Number of pages: 7
ISBN: 978-4-431-54867-6
eISBN: 978-4-431-54868-3


Livelihood security refers to the means of living necessary for human

life both at the local level and in relation to the rest of the world. In

the Himachal Pradesh region in India, the issues that are relevant in this

context range from nutrition and agricultural production to the vigour of

various types of ecosystem services. This book is based on a 3 years long

research project, and addresses some primary aspects of livelihoods; i.e.,

land use practices among different natural resources, food production,

income distribution, and community participation in the selected areas

of the study region. The research mainly focuses on three principal

themes: the roles of the changing agricultural production, the impacts of

tree plantations, and the socio-economic impacts of tourism and other

external actors (particularly NGOs) in the management of achieving

livelihood security.

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