Mobilizing city-edge communities for action. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Associated with Projects R7867, R7959, R8084 and PD138. Experiences from participatory work to help the poor in peri-urban areas cope with rapid city growth, and safeguard their natural resources, offer insights for planning efforts around the developing world. As urban areas expand, farming and livelihood systems are forced to change fast. To overcome local problems arising from this, such as soil erosion, deforestation, and the silting-up of irrigation tanks, six communities on the fringes of India's Hubli-Dharwad city developed wide ranging action plans and put them into practice. The plans worked at different levels: from household and self-help group to village and district administration level. Around 40% of the poor and very poor in these communities have benefited so far. Plus, work on policies which recognize the uniqueness of the peri-urban zone is already bearing fruit.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP31, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 124.

Published 1 January 2007