Livelihood options in refugees situations: a handbook for promoting sound agricultural practice

This Handbook is intended to help develop an understanding of what needs to be considered when dealing with agriculture in a refugee or returnee operation. In particular, it clarifies how to promote and maintain sound practices for displaced people in diverse situations, often working with a range of different agencies. The Handbook presents options and approaches for crop production, exploring opportunities for minimising environmental impact and providing guidelines for developing locally appropriate initiatives. It has been written with a focus on:
- the needs and rights of refugees, returnees and the communities among whom they are living, to produce food, ensure adequate nutrition and develop or contribute to their livelihoods; and
- minimising those environmental problems frequently associated with agricultural activities in refugee-related settings.