Are “alternative livelihoods” projects effective?

Do "alternative livelihoods" livelihoods programs actually work? The idea of helping rural people to turn away from economic activities that are harmful to the environment to activities that are environmentally sustainable is a popular one — despite a lack of agreement on what such projects are to be called, as well as a notable lack of evidence that such projects even work. An ongoing systematic review of "alternative livelihoods" projects is currently under way — and is seeking input from readers. This article was originally posted on Forests News. Click here to read the full article.