A short study conducted in June and July 2003 investigated factors affecting household income generation strategies and livelihood diversity under peri urban conditions and considered the effect of different styles of development intervention strategy. The study concluded that the majority of people had a strong natural resource based component in their livelihood activity. Proximity to the urban centre was a key factor in livelihood diversity and this was strongly gender based. Belonging to a self help group (SHG) had positive effects on income generating strategies, livelihood diversity and savings, most especially for women.
Gregory, P.A. 2005. Factors affecting income generation and livelihood diversification strategies of the very poor. Annex G of the Final Technical Report of project R8084. Bangor: School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, University of Wales. 45 pp.