In a recent participatory cross-sectional study of rural communities in the Northern and Copperbelt Provinces of Zambia undertaken in March 2000, some livelihood analysis revealed that transport constraints, and their impact on rural livelihoods and service provision are of a high priority for the rural poor. Indeed transport emerged as a serious concern in all six study districts, particularly with regard to the impact of poor accessibility and mobility on food security, agricultural marketing and ability to pay for health and education. This case study intends to review the interactions of transport on livelihood assets in the Zambian context, and the way in which transport based livelihood strategies can reduce the vulnerability context and improve livelihood outcomes.
Eighth Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners, 15-19 October 2000, Cairo, Egypt. pp. 15