Programme d’appui aux moyens d'existence (LSP)


L'accès aux ressources naturelles - Terrains

Small homegarden plots and sustainable livelihoods for the poor Mitchell R. and Hanstad T., Rural Development Institute (RDI), USA, (March 2004) Small homegarden plots and sustainable livelihoods for the poor. FAO LSP WP 11, Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme. Also available in Bahasa.

Examines ways in which the poor can use small amounts of land to establish homegardens to advance important livelihoods objectives. Where land is scarce, access to even small plots can benefit families by improving nutrition, providing a source of additional household income, and enhancing the status of women in the household.
Implementing homestead plot programmes: Experience from India











Nielsen R., Hanstad T., and Rolfes L. Rural Development Institute (RDI). (2006). Implementing homestead plot programmes: Experience from India. FAO LSP WP 23. Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme.

Represents part of an area of work which examines ways in which the poor can use small amounts of land to establish homegardens to support their livelihoods. When land is scarce, access to even small plots can benefit families by improving nutrition, providing a source for additional household income, and enhancing the status of women. This paper builds on the LSP Working Paper 11: “Small homegarden plots and sustainable livelihoods for the poor”; and LSP Working Paper 12: “Land and Livelihoods: Making land rights real for India’s rural poor”