This manual roots for natural resources as the foundation from which rural poor people can overcome poverty. It argues that planners and implementers of natural resource development projects do not always profit from the lessons learned – either information is lost or it is not easily accessible or changing circumstances may limit its value. This is why this manual encourages learning from the past. It does so by selecting case studies and citing how natural resources can be used to for sustainable management.

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Organization: IFAD

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management, Energy, Environment, Adaptation, Capacity Development

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2006

Language: English