Dinabandhu Karmakar has been responsible for promoting Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) in different agro-climate zones in India and Africa. His innovations have been recognized as an approach to INRM that enhances local people’s livelihoods instead of focusing solely on conservation. He held leadership positions over 25 years in PRADAN, to promote locally appropriate activities to improve rural livelihoods. Currently, he is working as a freelance consultant.
Rain-fed rivers usually run dry in the months before the monsoon season. Rejuvenating a river is a complex, highly skilled and an essential process in order to sustain life and livelihoods all along its banks.
Recognizing the vital role that water security plays in securing lives and livelihoods, this article raises significant questions, which point to formulating policy and taking action that encourage small-holder farmers to contribute to food sufficiency…“Little drops of water make a mighty ocean”
Choosing the appropriate methodology for livelihoods enhancement, while keeping the targets and the desired impact in mind requires considerable thought and is often determined by the beliefs and assumptions of the intervening organization.