The overall goal of the project is to assist in the development of more
effective, equitable and sustainable participatory management of
renewable natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the
research is to identify the links between the sustainability of
different farming systems and agricultural policy in South Africa and
This paper sets out an analytical framework based on the Sustainable
Rural Livelihoods approach, and uses this to generate a matrix of
potential indicators compatible with five 'dimensions of
sustainability' from commonly-used indicator frameworks. In doing this
the authors have sought to bring together disparate components of the
'sustainability' literature into a single methodological approach.
A framework for research on sustainability indicators foragriculture and rural livelihoods. Working Paper 2, ISBN: 1 902518624, 39 pp.