Are there examples of remittances being used to build local resilience to environmental change, especially through investment in soil and water conservation or broader agriculture?

Type

Report

Author

Deshingkar, P.

Title

Are there examples of remittances being used to build local resilience to environmental change, especially through investment in soil and water conservation or broader agriculture?

Year

2011

Publisher

Government Office for Science UK

Abstract

This paper probes the causal links between migration, remittances and resilience to environmental change. Three case studies have been chosen – Western Mexico, the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso and Eastern India, where satellite imagery shows recent regeneration of vegetative cover and where there is evidence of high rates of migration. The findings are analysed through a framework that draws on concepts of ecological anthropology, new economics of labour theories and livelihoods analyses of migration drivers and impacts.

Citation

Deshingkar, P. (2011). Are there examples of remittances being used to build local resilience to environmental change, especially through investment in soil and water conservation or broader agriculture? London : Government Office for Science UK.