Final Report Desakota, Part II F2. Ecosystem Services, Poverty and Global Change: Understanding links in Gujarat desakota areas of India.
Desakota, an Indonesian word, means village-town, and covers situations such as rural areas with urban characteristics. Within the Gujarat study area, this case study aimed to:
• Conduct preliminary assessment of the impact of global environmental change and political economy factors on the water based ecosystem services in these areas undergoing a process of urbanization and, in turn the poverty
• Highlight the gaps that exist in the secondary literature and ground reality in these areas on the marked issues.