Improving livelihoods after disasters

Tsunami research brief: Studies of paddy agriculture and the coconut fiber industry in Sri Lanka point to ways aid providers can help improve incomes.

Dealing with the complexities of market-based livelihoods and the challenge of alleviating poverty required careful investigation of both the local and global context in which the coir workers and paddy farmers found themselves. To better understand these sectors, Oxfam joined forces with three research institutes in Sri Lanka to explore how to not only restore, but improve the livelihoods of these workers after the tsunami.



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