The livelihood asset is a primary concern in support of household livelihoods, poverty elimination and enhancing sustainable development, particularly true for mining communities. Underpinned by this, the general objective of the study was to assess the impact of small-scale mining activities on the livelihood assets of households in the Bekwai Municipality, Ghana.
Aug 23, 2016 Artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) is not new in Ghana. Known as galamsey, artisanal mining has been going on since pre-colonial times and the number of artisanal miners is believed to be in the tens of thousands today. It is an important source of income generation for rural Ghanaians, especially women and youth faced who lack opportunities in ...
Artisanal Mining Communities in sub-Saharan Africa in 1999 (Labonne and Gilman, 1999). Fieldwork for this project was carried out in Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Mali. Recognising the importance of the livelihood aspects of ASM and building upon the initiatives of the UNDP and allied agencies, a livelihoods/poverty reduction study was
Artisanal mining and rural livelihoods in Africa: Change, challenges and policy options Roy Maconachie University of Bath, UK [email protected] Presentation to CSD19, United Nations New York, March 03, 2011
In most rural and peri-urban Ghana, people engage in non-farm activities to supplement family income. Even though the informal sector can affect positively rural livelihoods, access to micro-finance to develop the sector so as to provide more jobs to the rural and peri-urban poor is a challenge. Quarrying has environmental and health effects.
Jun 07, 2019 However large scale mining companies provide direct employment for only 10,503 and 100,000 people indirectly. (With many Expatriates) The ASM sector in Ghana generates employment and contributes massively to local economic development. This makes it one of Ghana’s most important livelihood activities especially in rural areas.
Dec 23, 2020 This paper examines the effects of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities on sustainable development in the Atiwa District of Ghana. It relies on data from 75 respondents from five communities in the District. Twenty-eight of them responded through face-to-face in-depth interviews while 47 responded through a survey questionnaire.
Mar 01, 2018 Known as Ghana following independence in 1957, the extraction of gold and other resources continues and contributes enormously to economic development.3 Mining accounts for about 9.1% of Ghana's gross domestic product (GDP) and employs almost 300,000 people.4,5 Notwithstanding the role played by mining to the socioeconomic development of Ghana ...
Feb 25, 2013 After briefly reviewing the literature on livelihood diversification in rural sub-Saharan Africa and ‘locating’ ASM in this body of scholarship, the paper explores how the emergence of subsistence gold panning in Kui and surrounding towns has changed the socio-economic dynamics of Northern Ghana.
This paper offers an alternative viewpoint on why people choose to engage in artisanal mining--the low tech mineral extraction and processing of mainly precious metals and stones--for extended periods in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing upon experiences from Akwatia, Ghana's epicentre of diamond production since the mid-1920s, the analysis challenges the commonly-held view that the region's people ...
Impact of Mining on Livelihoods of Rural Households. A Case Study of Farmers in the Wassa Mining Region, Ghana Radical reforms and liberalization in the mining sector of the Ghanaian economy stimulated increase in mining sector investment with new multinational mining companies coming on board as well as the rehabilitation of old mines.
Nov 30, 2016 social permutations as the livelihood of more the half the families in Ghana depends on it. The Mining Industry Ghana remains one of the world’s richest countries in mineral exports. Ghana is the second largest world producer of gold. It is also a major producer of diamonds, bauxite, manganese, iron ore, and in recent year oil.
Jun 23, 2017 The termination of mining activities resulting from the exhaustion of mineral resources usually kills the local economies of mining communities and ultimately impoverish the inhabitants of the affected communities. Underpinned by this, sustainable livelihoods in artisanal small-scale mining communities have assumed prominence in international and national discourses.
Keywords: mining, livelihood, household, effects, rural, non-mining, farmers, regulatory institutions, strategy Cite This Article: Isaac Boakye Danquah, S.C Fialor, and Robert Aidoo, “Mining Effects on Rural Livelihoods, Adopted Strategies and the Role of Stakeholder and Regulatory Institutions in Ghana.
This research examines the extractive practices in Ghana’s mining sector within the context of the debate on Chinese artisanal mining activities and the impact on rural livelihoods and development. The research employed qualitative research
Feb 06, 2006 This article examines the livelihoods, portfolios and degree of deagrarianisation of the peasantry in three villages in northern Ghana. It argues that deagrarianisation should be seen as a process embedded in social change, bearing in mind the reversibility between farm and non-farm livelihood strategies used by households (reagrarianisation?).
Jun 26, 2020 This article examines the dynamics of rural livelihoods in north-eastern Ghana within the context of a changing environment using evidence from the artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) sector. It employs both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Livelihoods Ghana ABSTRACT Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) represents a vibrant sector that provides direct employment and income to many people particularly the youth. In Ghana, concerns about ASM related environmental challenges led the Ghana Media Coalition Against Galamsey to start the #StopGalamseyNow Campaign. This resulted in enormous
Oct 01, 2019 Mining activities in Ghana have thus become both a source of dispossession of host communities from their land and a source of livelihood (Cuba et al., 2014). The state – through laws such as the Mineral and Mining Law (PNDCL 153) of 1986, which appropriates all minerals to the Government of Ghana on behalf of the people – is perceived as ...
Abstract For years, Ghana has been confronted with illegal small-scale mining commonly known as galamsey. It is alleged that cocoa farmers are relinquishing their farmlands for galamsey, however, as many people in the cocoa farming communities depend on cocoa farming as their primary source of income, it raises questions as to why farmers would want to abandon their farms for galamsey.
Jun 15, 2020 Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) remains an important source of employment and income for many rural communities across the developing world .In particular, ASM has become an alternative livelihood strategy for many rural dwellers who are unabsorbed by the formal sector [28, 53] and also as a relatively stable lucrative employment outside the subsistence and seasonal agricultural ...
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 indicators, what influence the choice of livelihood strategies in mining communities and the assessment of institutional performance.
Key words: Small-scale mining, rural livelihoods implications, farming, Talensi-Nabdam Districts, Yale, Digari and Datuko INTRODUCTION There is a recent heightened interest and unprecedented upsurge in the small-scale mining industry in Ghana (Mining Journal, …
Jun 01, 2021 The municipality is known for its rich minerals deposits such as gold, diamond, bauxite, among other minerals. The recent proliferation of small-scale mining has made the municipality more unique and a suitable representative case study on the menace of ASM and the economic potential of ASM on rural livelihood activities in Ghana.
Mar 23, 2021 Emanating from the study are recommendations to reduce household livelihood vulnerability to both large-scale and small-scale mining and facilitate livelihood development among agrarian households in mining communities of rural Ghana.
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