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Journal of Sustainable Development
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ISSN (Print) 1913-9063 - ISSN (Online) 1913-9071
Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • Economic Justice, Climate Change by Gender: The Case of Maraichers in the
           Coastal Republic of Benin

    • Abstract: Climate change affects men and women differently, specifically in income-related to activities. In the case of market gardening, cropping techniques, input costs and quantities used vary according to sex. This work analyzes economic justice in this context of unequal access to resources by gender. The regression analysis on data collected from actors in the market gardening sector showed that women have lower incomes than men because their production related to climate change are too low. Women can not do all activities and transform them into production costs. The benefits are low and slow down their buying and making provision.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:12:13 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 12,
           No. 3

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2019
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 06:15:35 +000
  • Optimized Design of Wastewater Treatment Sludge and Municipal Solid Wastes

    • Abstract: The purpose of this study is nutrient resources recovery by achieving the optimal chemical oxygen demand (COD) and carbon to nitrogen ratio (C/N) in co-composting wastewater treatment plant sludge with Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW). In this effort, the co-composting has been conducted in form of a case study in the southern region of Caspian Sea. In this research, 192 tests were carried out on four series of samples examined in terms of waste to sludge ratio, different aeration period, the percent of porous materials and the moisture content. This study was carried out at a temperature of 65 °C for a 15 day period by application of the in-vessel system and shows that the best ratio for waste to sludge is 2:1, while the 8 hour period is the best aeration period. The porous material which can be added to the composting process is limited to 15% in weight. In other words, any more or less amount of this material will adversely impact the process. Moreover, this research suggests that the sludge dewatering is not required in such processes. In Addition, the efficiency of both COD and C/N reductions equals to about 40%.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 06:09:13 +000
  • Bolivia and Social Development: A Historical Study 1928–2015

    • Abstract: This research aims to identify the most important milestones about the design and implementation of Development Plans for the 1928 – 2015 period, considering theories and models used for defining and planning Bolivia’s social development. Methodology used for this end bases on review and analysis of literature, historical reports, development models and public policies. There are contradictions between strategies and mid/long term plans, noting that social development was not considered a priority by many governments, although used as a platform in search of power spaces. This assertion is grounded by the fact that throughout the period of analysis, Bolivia implemented a set of plans and strategies; however, most strategic documents failed to territorialize designed policies, not incorporating social development explicitly.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 06:07:29 +000
  • The Sustainability of Tobacco Agribusiness in Temanggung District,
           Indonesia: The Perspective of Young-Adult Family Members of Farmers in
           Three Tobacco Center Villages

    • Abstract: Tobacco agribusiness has contributed immensely to the economic, social, and cultural lives of the community of Temanggung district. The tobacco industry faces various challenges, such as government regulations regarding its health concerns, poor climatic conditions, decreasing agricultural land, price fluctuation of crops, and ageing farmers. However, the sustainability of tobacco agribusiness in Temanggung district still maintained by continuing their tradition, but threatened in the future by lack of farmers’ regeneration. This research is aimed at exploring and analysing the transmission of traditional knowledge in the framework of tobacco agribusiness sustainability from the perspective of young-adult family members of tobacco farmers. The focus is on: (1) aspects of social-culture and environment in the transmission of knowledge process; (2) the method of transmission of knowledge from older generation farmers; (3) the opinions of younger generation farmers in the transmission of knowledge process for the future; and (4) the role of younger generation in the transmission of knowledge. This study employed a qualitative case studies approach. Data for this research was acquired through literature review, direct observation, interview, and focus group discussions. A field study was conducted at three villages located in Temanggung district. Results indicated disparities in the level of optimism among young-adult family members of tobacco farmers towards the future of tobacco agribusiness. The high optimism among the young generation is one of the supporting factors of transmission and sustainability of traditional knowledge. This study also found important role of communications as additional points for Transactional Model proposed by Sameroff.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 06:02:19 +000
  • Reshaping Our World: The Opportunities and Challenges Associated with
           Climate Change-Induced Migration

    • Abstract: Climate change-induced migration is an emerging issue that poses significant humanitarian, economic, and political consequences if not addressed on the international stage. Yet, its interdisciplinary nature, while cementing it as a greater sustainable development concern, confounds policymaking. Disregarding the implications of climate change, including but not limited to resource insecurity and overpopulation leading to instability and conflict, only exacerbates the probability of climate change-induced migration becoming a humanitarian disaster. The most prominent hindrance to the development of such a policy is the lack of a universal approach for recognizing climate refugees. Recognition poses opportunities for globalization, however it also poses challenges stemming from negative perceptions of migrants. Nonetheless, this synthesis of existing literature illustrates that collaborative efforts for the international recognition of climate migrants—as well as their capacities for adaptation and resilience—is crucial to create opportunities for sustainable development. Following the conceptual context regarding climate science and terminology, it is the aim of this review to analyze the adaptive capacity of affected populations and how migration is becoming a form of adaptation itself. Second, in an increasingly-isolationist world, there is a heightened fear of refugees crossing international borders. It is crucial to discuss the securitization of climate change and its classification as a non-traditional security threat. It is apparent that while most climate change-induced migration will be internal, it remains imperative to develop effective international policy. In the subsequent discussion of potential policy avenues, it is argued that given the appropriate opportunities to engage in their new communities, refugees are capable of significant contribution, despite their misperception as dependents. By integrating this information into one comprehensive document, policymakers may acknowledge the importance of recognizing and extending protections to climate migrants.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 06:00:09 +000
  • Decision Support System Module for Sustainable Land Development for
           Thailand: A Case of Chonburi Province

    • Abstract: A decision support system (DSS) module for sustainable land development for Thailand: A case of Chonburi province was developed for decision makers based on available geographic information databases and overlaying techniques available on an internet network. Chonburi province in the Southeast Coast of Thailand was assigned as a special economic development zone or Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a fast growing area for industrial and infrastructure developments causing land use conflicts between privates and governments that were observed elsewhere. Databases including administrative boundary, land resources, land uses, national policies and legislation aspects were integrated for land suitability, condition and limitation for land developments. The system employed ArcGIS Geo-processing service module available on the Central Relation Database that can be accessed via Web Services and RSS. The decision makers could access from the Web Browser and make decision under three conditions, by screening areas for specific land use types, analyzing land use limitations and conditions or for maximum land use benefits. The developed DSS module on land resources spatial analysis and legislation limitations would be a simple technological tool to preliminary and fast selection of proper land managements in the future and would be able to apply in other parts of the country.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 13:10:40 +000
  • Harnessing Big Data for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

    • Abstract: Nigeria faces a myriad of development challenges in her efforts to grow the economy, create jobs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Since independence, the Government has developed many Plans and Strategies, including the current Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, in an attempt to address these challenges. The ERGP, which is broadly aligned to the SDGs, is aimed at improving macroeconomic stability; fostering economic growth and diversification; improving competitiveness; fostering social inclusion; and enhancing governance and security. Recent information, communication and technological advances have led to data -from both conventional and unconventional sources- to be readily available in high volumes and velocity and in a variety of forms, or simply, to a Data Revolution. This paper examines the role of Big Data and Data Revolution in promoting sustainable development in Nigeria, as well the emerging opportunities for Statisticians in this regard. The paper posits that the attainment of the SDGs will be greatly hampered if Statisticians do not ask the right questions; access relevant data information and, crucially, perform deeper analytics around data and information. Statisticians have an important role to play in promoting Nigeria’s sustainable development agenda, but only if they become more entrepreneurial; and adequately master and apply the requisite technical and non-technical skills.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 13:07:55 +000
  • Rethinking Regional Development Strategies in Saudi Arabia: Planning
           Processes, Governance, and Implementation

    • Abstract: The Saudi government has engaged in regional planning to develop its 13 regions, reduce disparities between cities and rural areas, and balance resource distribution. In this paper I explore obstacles to regional development in Saudi Arabia and analyze outcomes in light of principles in the literature. I first identify seminal concepts of regional planning processes, governance, and implementation. These concepts are then organized into an evaluative framework for two case studies: Riyadh, the capital region of Saudi Arabia, and Makkah, the country’s most populated region. Finally, I present results, draw conclusions from the two cases, and discuss implications for the future of Saudi regional development.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 13:06:14 +000
  • Sustainability Assessment of Randullabad Watershed in Satara District of
           Maharashtra State, India

    • Abstract: Sustainability of watersheds being a major issue in India Kakade, 2017 proposed a new comprehensive framework and methodology for sustainability assessment of watersheds, which would also help design sustainable watershed projects. This new methodology was validated undertaking in-depth critical assessment of an integrated watershed development project implemented by Randullabad village Grampanchayat (Note 1) under the facilitation of BAIF (Note 2). Project of 836 ha area and 394 households was implemented during 2008 to 2013. The assessment was carried out to find out sustainability of social, economic and ecological domains at the baseline (2008), at project completion (2013) and five years after completion (2017-18). The indicators used in the framework and methodology by Kakade, 2017 was validated and the final framework emerged through the study has been presented in the paper. Rising trends of sustainability scores in all three domains were observed from inception to completion of project and also five years after completion. Key contributing factors for sustainability include the project design, community empowerment, post-project maintenance, governance and role of facilitating organizations.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 13:04:46 +000
  • Mitigating the Challenges Related to the Implementation of the Convention
           on Biological Diversity in Ghana

    • Abstract: In our world today, the control over and the use of a country’s natural resources (and the biological diversity of which they are a part) usually present a lot of challenges for both policy makers and implementing agencies and institutions. These challenges range from weak institutional capacities and technocratic hurdles to opposition from local communities for whom policies may be meant for. However, if such challenges are effectively mitigated, large prospects usually associated with the sustainable use and management of these natural resources may be realised. In this article, based on intensive interview of experts and critical review of official reports and policy documents, we identify a number of challenges associated the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Ghana and recommend ways of addressing these challenges. The study finds that there is usually a wide knowledge and information gap on issues related to biodiversity in Ghana. Moreover, there is inadequate funding which also leads to the inability to retain relevant experts. In addition, there is the complex nature of implementing multilateral environmental agreements in Ghana and the lack of adequate publicity on the essence of the CBD. Key among the recommendations we make are effectively engaging civil society organisations on issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development; the enhancement of Alternative Livelihood Projects (EnALPs); stringent enforcement of punitive and preventive measures and; the implementation of finance-generating biodiversity services.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 13:02:28 +000
  • The Poverty Puddles of the Cage Fishing Community at Limboto Lake Coast,

    • Abstract: This study analyzed the root causes of poverty in the cage fishing community at Limboto Lake; economic potentials; government programs related to poverty alleviation that has existed along with the causes of failure to exclude the cage fishing community from poverty puddles; and priority ideas from the fishing community that can overcome existing poverty puddles. Data collection was done through observation, interviews, focused group discussion, and literature review. The results showed that there are many aspects of the root causes of the poverty of fishing community at Limboto Lake coastal, namely policies that do not favor fishing community; low quality of human resources; the attitude of fast satisfied fishers; consumptive lifestyle; marketing of fish crops through intermediaries; and natural factors.Meanwhile, the real, local potentials are fisheries potential; crafts of water hyacinth based; lake tourism; the potential of water resources; and the potential for limestone as a raw material for cement. Several government programs related to poverty reduction failed to free the cage fishermen community from the puddle of poverty. Firstly; the program is project-oriented that emphasized the project administration rather than the target of releasing fishers from poverty; secondly, elite dominations, so that sure fishermen elites more enjoy the existing programs on behalf of their community. The priority idea of the fishing community to overcome existing problems is to increase knowledge and skills. Increasing utilization of lake biological resources; open access to domestic and international markets; developing opportunities for alternative economic activities around the lake area; the establishment of a local organization of lake lovers; processing domestic waste, and assisting the business of fish cultivation in Limboto Lake.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 13:00:33 +000
  • Contributions of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to Income
           Generation, Employment and GDP: Case Study Ethiopia

    • Abstract: The pillar goals of this research are to review the conditions of MSMEs, their contribution to employment creation, income generation, poverty alleviation, contributions to the local, regional and national GDP, stimulating entrepreneurial climate and the challenges and opportunities in the design, implementations, marketing opportunities, linkages, financial sources, dynamics, survival and policy landscape. To achieve the presented purposes, we collected primary and secondary data through a survey, focus group discussions and documents reviews. We used qualitative and quantitative approaches to analyse the collected data using various statistical programs. We used descriptive and econometric statistical analysis to process the data, obtain the relevant estimation results and fully discuss the purposes under the study. We firmly maintain that the systems we presented, and the methods applied enabled us to tackle the aims of the study. MSMEs in Ethiopian are the chief sources of job, income, significantly contribute to the local, regional and national GDP and key policies to eliminate poverty. In the log-linear regression, we found that MSMEs initial capital, BDS, access to credit facility are the key determinants of MSMEs performance. Majority of the MSMEs produce for local and regional markets; few for national markets and none for international markets. Besides, we found that sex of MSMEs owner/manager, BDS, access to credit and capital size strongly determine the survival of MSMEs.Based on this study, the major obstacles of MSMEs in Ethiopia are the question of sustainability, lack of credit, weak market linkage, insufficient training, weak human resources development schemes, dependency on government and spoon-feeding mentality, oscillations in government policies, price variations, weak links and poor market and product development strategies.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 12:57:09 +000
  • Sustainability, Quality of Life and Challenges in an Emerging City Region
           of George Town, Malaysia

    • Abstract: High urbanization in Asia has given rise to the necessity to revisit its planning strategies towards the notion of livability and sustainability. This has called upon a need to accommodate the living capacity and ability of cities to provide welfare to their populations. Cities become complex and contradictory spaces if problems with accessibility towards basic necessities, inefficient transportation systems, environmental degradation, urban poverty, social exclusion and collapsing community values are not tackled with scrutiny of the standards needed for the urban quality of life (QoL). This paper aims to describe the urbanisation processes that challenge the livability and sustainability of George Town, the world heritage site of Penang, Malaysia. Using questionnaires and in-depth interviews with respondents, data were collected to explore the quality of life indicators and to assess the extent of urban sustainability and the challenges faced by the local communities. With the notion of an emerging mega urban region, the success of George Town in planning and projecting a sustainable urban development model is a step towards eliminating contemporary urban challenges and to promoting its cultural heritage. In this way forward, the role of the local authorities is crucial to propel George Town towards a livable city status that is culturally preserved.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 May 2019 12:52:57 +000
  • University’s Catalytic Effect in Engendering Local Development Drives:
           Insight into the Instrumentality of Community-Based Service Learning

    • Abstract: The context of this paper is Africa, where communities have historically looked up to universities within their locality to maximize their intellectual capital and knowledge creation to foster regional development. How well these universities are actively responding to the demands of economic and social development require attention. This paper reports an instrumental case study involving in-depth interviews and focus groups within a bounded locality in Cameroon to address what universities can do to enhance their contribution to local development. Findings suggest that whilst a university’s community-based service learning (CBSL) scheme can be ascertained as an instrument that can engender local development, this requires the fostering of relevant education for informed participation of different stakeholders in the framing but also firming up of CBSL objectives and processes. Furthermore, in order to optimize the prospect for local development instigated by CBSL activities, relevant stakeholders should go beyond short-term planning and adopt futuristic sustainable strategies. There is need to promote deeper dissemination, as well as follow-up on field findings for sustained implementation and outcomes.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 May 2019 13:19:19 +000
  • Strategic Sustainable Development Through the Lenses of Tourists’
           Preferences: A Geotagged Photo Approach

    • Abstract: Knowing tourists’ preferences and experiences with respect to their national park visits is of great importance to implementing strategically sustainable development of national parks. Flickr geotagged photos are utilized and analyzed as our main data source. We included 7090 photos from 626 people in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to investigate visitors’ behaviors through the presentations of photo spatial and temporal patterns. The results indicated that tourist behaviors that reflect on what they like and enjoy during their park visits can be extracted from geotagged social media data in terms of frequency and length of enjoyment as visitors’ preferred spots.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:53:04 +000
  • Eleven-Barriers to Participation and One-Root

    • Abstract: Peoples’ participation is an essential step in any sustainable development project, programmes or public policy. However, to achieve the well-being outcome of the participation has been considered a significant issue until now. The participatory projects and programmes encounter several barriers from involving people to attaining desirable outcomes. Most of those obstacles are linked with participants’ capability of knowledge to take part in development activities such as assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. This research shows that the desired outcomes of a participatory process require a well-informed group of participants. Capacity building of participants in terms of knowledge is a key to achieve objectives of a sustainable development project. This paper identifies eleven (11) common barriers and their links with the capability of knowledge of participants. The paper also proposes a three-dimensional model which will potentially facilitate in the capacity building of participants for overcoming the challenges to participatory development projects.
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:23:57 +000
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