(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Livelihood diversification of farmers and nomads of eastern transect in Tibetan Plateau

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YAN J. (1 2) ; WU Y. (1 2) ; ZHANG Y. (2) ; ZHOU S. (3) ;
(1) College of Resources and Environment, Southwest Univ., Chongqing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(3) College of Politics and Social Sciences, Normal Univ., Chongqing, CHINE


Livelihoods of farmers and nomads in Tibetan Plateau are severely affected by grassland and herbal resources degeneration. This paper examines livelihood assets, livelihood diversification level and livelihood strategies of farmers and nomads in 3 regions of eastern transect in Tibetan Plateau. The results show that livelihood diversification is a popular strategy. Relationship between livelihood assets and livelihood diversification level is explored and specific measures to improve livelihoods are discussed. This study provides a scientific basis for anti-poverty of local farmers and nomads and regional sustainable development of Tibetan Plateau


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no5 [pp. 757-770]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 6 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-010-0809-2

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