Re-imagining the Rural-Urban Continuum: Understanding the Role Ecosystem Services Play in the Livelihoods of the Poor in Desakota Regions Undergoing Rapid Change

Posted On: 2008-10-09

In many parts of the world the relationship between ecosystems and livelihoods is changing.  The changing economic systems across the urban-rural sectors are creating what we call mixed-economic “desakota” systems. The aim of this study was to increase the understanding of the relationships among patterns of global economic and demographic changes, the nature of ecosystem services and the role of such services in increasingly interlinked urban/rural livelihood system, particularly those of poor. The focus was particularly on water based ecosystem services as the water is not only the resource but a contributor to climate, chemical and biological system.

 

 

 

 

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