169304 Livelihood system dynamics in rural development (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Hauser, Michael
Centre for Development Research
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2018
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


In the course „Livelihood system dynamics in rural development“, we look in detail at how rural population in the global South manage their livelihoods. We focus on challenges and opportunities for the sustainable management of natural resources.

The sustainable livelihoods enables us to analyse people's livelihood strategies, and by applying the approach to case studies we use systems thinking to identify weaknesses and strengths of real livelihood systems. You will gain a sound understanding of the approach and its potential for being used in development processes and in your personal career.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

an advantage, but not required:

169.401 Development Innovation


Describe the sustainable livelihoods approach.
Explain the systems approach to sustainable livelihoods in the context of rural development.
Apply the sustainable livelihoods approach to a sector and case relevant to your discipline (organic farming, water management, horticulture, etc).
Debate on the lessons of using the sustainable livelihoods approach for your professional career.
Propose applications of the sustainable livelihood approach.
Summarize the challenges and opportunities of using the sustainable livelihoods approach in rural development.
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