Sustainable Livelihoods

The term 'sustainable development' is only one-half of the gestalt of sustainability, the other being 'sustainable livelihoods.' How people make a living, and how they sacrifice long-term intergenerational sustainability of natural resources to short-term profit, is the subject of these two articles.

The "Rational Peasant" vs. Sustainable Livelihoods:
The Case of Qat in Yemen
Photo: Terraces, Bani Mat'r, Yemen

Resource Mismanagement vs. Sustainable Livelihoods:
The Collapse of the Newfoundland Cod Fishery
Photo: Francois harbor, Newfoundland

This site last updated November 19, 1998.