This chapter describes some of the key livelihood characteristics of people living on hillsides in order to ascertain the characteristics that have led to the building of sustainable land use. The chapter also provides researched examples of livelihood strategies that are enduring, have the ability to cope with external pressures, and demonstrate lessons that may be valuable more widely for sustainable development.
Stocking, M. 2005. Living at the margin in hills - People building sustainable livelihoods based on renewable natural resources. p 21-43 (Chapter 3) in Stocking, M., Helleman, H. and White, R (eds) Renewable natural resources management for mountain communities. Kathmandu, Nepal: ICIMOD.