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Seminar Reading Lists

Seminar 1: Why an Interest in the Links between Natural Resources Management & Poverty?


  • Bojö, J. and R. Reddy. 2003. Status and Evolution of Environmental Priorities in the Poverty Reduction Strategies: An assessment of fifty poverty reduction strategy papers. Environment Department Paper No. 93 (208KB PDF). World Bank. Washington, D.C. 48p.
  • DFID, EC, UNDP and World Bank. 2002. Linking Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management: Policy challenges and opportunities. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 94p.
  • Vedeld, P, A. Angelsen, E. Sjaastad and G. Kobugabe-Berg. 2004. Counting on the Environment: Forest Incomes and the Rural Poor. Environment Department Paper No. 98 (499KB PDF). World Bank. Washington, D.C. 114p.
  • McNeely, J. and S. Scherr. 2001. Common Ground, Common Future: How ecoagriculture can help feed the world and save wild biodiversity. IUCN and Future Harvest, Washington, D.C. 24 p.
  • Rames, V. 2004. Asset-based Approach to Poverty Reduction (243KB PDF). U.S. Agency for International Development. Washington, D.C. 3 p.
  • Scherr, S. 2000. A Downward Spiral? Research evidence on the relationship between poverty and natural resource degradation. Food Policy 25: 479-498. (This journal is available at USAID's Information Center Library.)
  • Scherr, S. 1999. Poverty-Environment Interactions in Agriculture: Key factors and policy implications. 3, Poverty and Environment Initiative. New York: United Nations Development Program and the European Economic Commission.
  • Scherr, S., A. White and D. Kaimowitz. 2003. A New Agenda for Forest Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Making markets work for low-income producers (884KB PDF). Forest Trends and CIFOR: Washington, D.C. June 2003. 99 p.


  • Chronic Poverty Research Centre. 2004. Chronic Poverty Report 2004 - 2005. Chronic Poverty Research Centre. Manchester, England, 152p.
  • Ford Foundation. 2002. Building Assets to Reduce Poverty and Injustice. Ford Foundation. New York City, NY. 29p.
  • USAID et al., 2002. Nature, Wealth and Power (727KB PDF). USAID. Washington, D.C. 36p.
  • Woodhouse, P. 2002. Natural Resource Management and Chronic Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: An overview paper. Working Paper no.14. Chronic Poverty Research Centre. Manchester, England. 24p.
  • World Bank Poverty Net website:

Seminar 2: Power and the Social Dimensions of Poverty & Natural Resource Management


  • Akin L. Mabogunje and Robert W. Kates. January 2004. Sustainable Development in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria: the role of social capital, participation, and science and technology. CID Working Paper No. 102. Center for International Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 22p.

Seminar 3: Assets, Poverty Traps and Rights

Seminar 4: Markets and Trade

  • Anderson, K. and L.A. Jackson. 2004. Implications of Genetically Modified Food Technology Policies for Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 36 p.
  • Barghouri, S., S. Kane, K. Sorby, and A. Mubarik. 2004. Agricultural Diversification for the Poor: Guidelines for practitioners (205KB PDF). Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 1. World Bank. Washington, DC. 52 p.
  • Cline, W.R. 2003. Trading Up: Strengthening AGOA’s development potential (91KB PDF). Center for Global Development Brief. Center for Global Development. Washington, DC. 8 p.
  • Cosbey, A. 2004. A Capabilities Approach to Trade and Sustainable Development: Using Sen’s conception of development to re-examine the debates. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada. 67 p.
  • Cosbey, A. 2004. Lessons Learned on Trade and Sustainable Development. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada. 52 p.
  • Dollar, D. and A. Kraay. 2000. Growth is Good for the Poor (105KB PDF). World Bank. Washington, DC. 51 p.
  • Duraiappah, A.K. 2004. Exploring the Links: Human well-being, poverty and ecosystem services. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada. 46 p.
  • Farrington, J. 2004. Recognizing and Tackling Risk and Vulnerability Constraints to Pro-poor Agricultural Growth. Paper presented at OECD POVNET Agricultural Group Meeting, Helsinki, June 17-18, 2004. 24 p.
  • Food & Agriculture Organization materials: Non-Wood Forest Products page Non-Wood Forest Products Publications 6. FAO: NonWood-Forest Products Activities; Non-Wood Forest Products Publications 11. Non Timber Forest Products/UNEP-WCMC ;Non-Wood Forest Products Publications 12. Non-Timber Forest Products -
  • Institute of Development Studies publications
  • Mansuri, G. and V. Rao. 2004. Community-Based (and Driven) Development: A critical review. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 77 p.
  • Orden, D., M. Torero and A. Gulati. 2004. Agricultural Markets and the Rural Poor (406KB PDF). Draft paper for Poverty Reduction Network (POVNET) workshop, March 5, 2004. 35 p.
  • Pinstrup-Andersen,P. and R. Pandya-Lorch. n.d. Agriculture is the Key to Poverty Alleviation in Low Income Developing Countries (116KB PDF). International Food Policy Research Institute. Washington, DC. 6pp.
  • Timmer, P. 2003. Agriculture and Pro-Poor Growth (17KB PDF). 2003. From Panel 4 of a Pro-Poor Economic Growth Studies discussion session held at USAID on February 25, 2003. 3 p.

Seminar 5: Migration, Marginal Lands and Least-Favored Areas

  • Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) & Community Conservation Coalition. April 2004. Migration and Conservation: Issues and interventions - proceedings of a meeting.
  • Fan, S., and C. Chan-Kang. 2004. Returns to Investment in Less-Favored Areas in Developing Countries: A synthesis of evidence and implications for Africa. Food Policy 29: 431-444. (This journal is available at USAID’s Information Center Library.)
  • Fan, S. & P. Hazell. 2000. Returns to Public Investment: Evidence from India & China. 2020 Focus 4 (Promoting Sustainable Development in Less-Favored Areas), Brief 5 of 9. IFPRI. Washington, DC. 2 p.
  • Gammeltoft, P. 2002. Remittances and Other Financial Flows to Developing Countries. CDR Working Paper 02.11. Centre for Development Research. Copenhagen. 28 p.
  • Hazell, P. Strategies for the Sustainable Development of Dryland Areas (393KB PDF). 2001. Partnership Challenge Paper prepared for UNDP Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNSO). 14 p.
  • Migration Policy Institute. 2005. Migration Information Source: Selected readings on migration and development (846KB PDF). Migration Policy Institute. Washington, D.C. 115p.
  • Newland, K. and E. Patrick. 2004. Beyond Remittances: The role of diaspora in poverty reduction in their countries of origin. Department for International Development. London. 59 p.
  • Nkonya, E., J. Pender, P. Jagger, D. Sserunkuuma, C. Kaizzi, and H. Ssali. 2004. Strategies for Sustainable Land Management and Poverty Reduction in Uganda. IFPRI. Washington, DC. 136 p.
  • O’Neil, K. 2003. Using Remittances and Circular Migration to Drive Development. Migration Policy Institute. Washington, DC. 7 p.
  • Pender, J. 2004. Development Pathways for Hillsides and Highlands: Some lessons from Central America and East Africa. Food Policy 29: 339-367. (This journal is available at USAID’s Information Center Library.)
  • Pender, J. and B. Gebremedhin. 2004. Impacts of Policies and Technologies in Dryland Agriculture: Evidence from northern Ethiopia. In: S.C. Rao (Ed.), Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture. American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. CSSA Special Publication 32. Madison, WI.
  • Pender, J., F. Place, & S. Ehui. 1999. Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development in the East African Highlands (232KB PDF). EPTD Discussion Paper 41. IFPRI. Washington, DC. 89 p.
  • Ruben, R., J. Pender and A. Kuyvenhoven. 2004. Editorial: Development Strategies for Less-Favoured Areas. Food Policy 29: 295-302. (This journal is available at USAID’s Information Center Library.)
  • Stark, O. and Yong Wang. 2001. Inducing Human Capital Formation: Migration as a substitute for subsidies. Economics Paper Series No. 100. Institute for Advanced Studies. Vienna. 26 p.
  • Walker, T., S. Swinton, R. Hijmans, R. Quiroz, R. Valdivia, M. Holle, C. Leon-Velarde, and J. Posner. 2000. Technologies for the Tropical Andes. IFPRI. Washington, DC . 2020 Focus 4 (Promoting Sustainable Development in Less-Favored Areas), Brief 3 of 9. 3 p.

Seminar 6: Key Macro and National Level Issues

Seminar 7: Programmatic Issues and Tools

  • Famine Early Warnings System Network
  • FRAME: Background materials for KM component of Tools Presentation

Seminar 8: Conflict, Corruption, NRM & Poverty Reduction

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