iv Abstract Background: This study explores smallscale gold mining and its impact on the livelihoods and health of miners and community members in Prestea, Ghana. Smallscale mining has served as a source of livelihood for many people in Ghana and Prestea is no exception.
Artisanal mining and rural livelihoods in Africa: Change, challenges and policy options Artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM) Livelihoods, diversifiion and change in artisanal and smallscale mining communities 3. Integration of ASM policies into broader local development strategies and poverty reduction policies
Statistics on the illegal smallscale mining in Latin America stand out: about 77 % of gold mined in Ecuador, 80 % of Colombian gold and 80–90 % of gold mined in Venezuela is illegally produced (Wagner, 2016). The takeaway point here is that ASM, being an extractive activity, inevitably spawns environmental problems.
• Artisanal mining assists rural s in building more dynamic and resilient livelihood strategies portfolios • Further, it is a stimulus for trade and subsidiary business development around mine sites just as evidence in industrial or largerscale mining operations. • More is needed to better understand how mining interplays with other
This paper provides an extended analysis of livelihood diversifiion in rural Tanzania, with special emphasis on artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM). Over the past decade, this sector of indus
2 Farming and smallscale mining are strongly linked 9 A long history of livelihood diversifiion in rural subSaharan Africa 10 Struggling farms 10 The ''pull'' of wealth and the ''push'' of poverty 11 Synergies and seasonality 12 Intermeshed, not alternative 12 3 ASM policies 13 Early thinking 14 Competing with smallholding 14
directly engaged in smallscale mining, a significant proportion of whom are women and children. A further 80 to 100 million people across the developing world could depend on smallscale mining for some aspects of their livelihoods. Smallscale mining
SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT OF SMALL SCALE EMERALD MINING ON LOCAL COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS: THE CASE OF LUFWANYAMA DISTRICT rural livelihoods and conservation, and project management. and revenue
development of an Artisanal and Smallscale Mining (ASM) Policy that is aligned to the aspirations of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). " Harnesses the potential of artisanal and smallscale mining to stimulate local/national entrepreneurship, improve livelihoods and advance integrated rural social and economic development " AMV, 20091
Artisanal and smallscale mining is also the source of the largest releases of mercury, estimated at 1,400 tonnes per year in 2011 according to the Minamata Convention. Exposure to mercury can have serious health impacts, including irreversible brain damage.
Construction material mining is another common rural livelihood, practised by many communities providing a small but important source of rural income. Similarly, the environmental and health impacts can be minimal when conducted on a smallscale, following bestpractice mining
POVERTY AND LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION: EXPLORING THE LINKAGES BETWEEN SMALLHOLDER FARMING AND ARTISANAL MINING IN RURAL GHANA. Godfried Okoh. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading, Reading, UK This article draws attention to the importance of promoting and regularizing artisanal and small‐scale mining
directly engaged in smallscale mining, a significant proportion of whom are women and children. A further 80 to 100 million people across the developing world could depend on smallscale mining for some aspects of their livelihoods. Smallscale mining can be extremely environmentally damaging and often
Research Article Nexus between Artisanal and SmallScale Gold Mining and Livelihood in Prestea Mining Region, Ghana FrancisArthur, 1 WilliamsAgyemangDuah, 1 RazakMohammedGyasi, 1,2 JosephYawYeboah, 1 andEvansOtieku 3 Department of Geography and Rural Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of
Relatively less is known about Zambia''s Artisanal SmallScale Mining (ASM) sector. In contrast to the firms dominating the copper extraction sector, the ASM sector is mostly done on a small scale, locally driven, has low barriers to entry, and involves different types of minerals beyond copper.
livelihood diversifiion. Artisanal diamond mining in Lesotho is a livelihood for rural s that is masked by the dominant representation of Lesotho as a labour reserve. Making use of the ''moral economy'' and ''human economy'' approaches, the thesis explores how artisanal miners in Lesotho engage in diamond digging and
The study determines the effects of mining on rural livelihoods, adopted strategies and the role of stakeholder and regulatory institutions. The study achieves this by investigating the status of key rural livelihood indiors, what influence the choice of livelihood strategies in mining communities and the assessment of institutional performance. The role of institutions even though a key
Relatively less is known about Zambia''s Artisanal SmallScale Mining (ASM) sector. In contrast to the firms dominating the copper extraction sector, the ASM sector is mostly done on a small scale, locally driven, has low barriers to entry, and involves different types of
SMALLSCALE MINING IMPACT ON RURAL LIVELIHOOD Ashesi University College ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF ILLEGAL SMALLSCALE MINING (GALAMSEY) ON COCOA FARMING AND RURAL LIVELIHOOD: THE CASE OF AMENFI WEST DISTRICT OF GHANA By Martey Laari Undergraduate Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University
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Small scale artisanal diamond mining and rural livelihood diversifiion in Lesotho. as a supplementary means of income or livelihood diversifiion. Artisanal diamond mining in Lesotho is a livelihood for rural s that is masked by the dominant representation of Lesotho as a labour reserve. Making use of the ''moral economy'' and
Smallscale mining has served as a source of livelihood for many people in Ghana and Prestea is no exception. The activity is mostly operated on an informal basis, and most of its operations are illegal. Earlier studies on smallscale mining have mostly focused on
Putting Miners First: Understanding the Livelihoods Context of SmallScale and Artisanal political and environmental aspects of rural populations in developing countries. In the late1990s, SL became a featured approach in much of and also branded smallscale mining illegal, although clandestine
This paper provides an extended analysis of livelihood diversifiion in rural Tanzania, with special emphasis on artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM). Over the past decade, this sector of industry, which is labourintensive and comprises an array of rudimentary and semimechanized operations, has become an indispensable economic activity throughout SubSaharan Africa, providing employment
ARTISANAL MINING, SMALLHOLDER FARMING AND LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION IN RURAL SUB‐SAHARAN AFRICA: AN INTRODUCTION. Gavin Hilson. Corresponding Author. This special issue broadens understanding of the linkages between subsistence farming and artisanal mining in rural sub‐Saharan Africa. Drawing upon fieldwork carried out in Liberia
Mar 24, 2020 · Alternative livelihoods: the development of different sources of income for individuals and families who are engaged in illegal mining or other illegal activities which have damaging social or environmental impacts in order to help divert them from these livelihoods. Artisanal and SmallScale Mining (ASM): ASM is a collective term embracing
Livelihoods and Policy in the Artisanal and SmallScale Mining Sector An Overview Centre for Development Studies – attempts made in the 1970s to define and compartmentalise artisanal and smallscale mining, research and policy focus shifted to the technical aspects of Many have lobbied for ASM to be used as a tool for rural and
Smallscale Mining and Sustainable Development within the SADC Region 7 goldpanning, just as they would have to do as well in smallscale agriculture, to fulltime slavelike employment. Mostly children are not directly involved in mining (digging) itself, but in activities like transport of water, minerals processing and gold panning. Legality
May 17, 2009 · This article contributes to the debate on livelihood diversifiion in rural subSaharan Africa, focusing specifically on the growing economic importance of artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM) in the region. The precipitous decline in the value of many export crops and the removal of subsidies on crucial inputs such as fertilizers have made smallholder production unviable, forcing
2011, p. 501). Years later, mining/farming linkages continue to shape rural labour trajectories and are in need of rigorous scrutiny. Smallholder farming and smallscale mining are now two of the pillars of Zimbabwe''s economy. Although illegal under Zimbabwe''s colonial era mining laws, which still structure presentday mining
Jan 10, 2020 · Central to the growth of gold production is Artisanal and smallScale Mining (ASM). now a prominent source of livelihood in rural areas and some urban areas said Shamiso. The effects are already showing as ZRP has moved to ban the socalled illegal mining activities after the
Smallfarms, livelihood diversifiion and ruralurban transitions: Strategic issues in SubSaharan Africa. Paper presented at the Research Workshop on ''The Future of Small Farms'', Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. Google Scholar