Additional Knowledge of Livelihoods in the Kumasi Peri-urban Interface (KPUI)

Abstract

This report presents findings from the analysis of research data from a three year livelihood research project named \"Who Can Help the Peri-urban Poor\" or Boafo ye Na (BYN) implemented by the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) in the Kumasi Peri-Urban Interface (KPUI), Ashanti Region, Ghana. The project supported a variety of livelihood activities identified through a participatory action planning process. Individuals and groups in 12 KPUI communities were provided with information, training, organisational assistance and credit to try, for the first time or on a new scale farm based, non-farm natural resource based and processing and marketing activities. A key objective of the BYN project was to document lessons from the implementation process in order to generate new knowledge about periurban livelihoods.

The findings reported here draw mainly on the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets from the BYN project and a review of additional project documentation. This was supplemented by information from preceding research projects on livelihoods in the KPUI.

Citation

Additional Knowledge of Livelihoods in the Kumasi Peri-urban Interface (KPUI). E. Aberra and R. King, 2005, Development Planning Unit, University of London, UK. 65 pp.

Additional Knowledge of Livelihoods in the Kumasi Peri-urban Interface (KPUI)

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