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contribution of smale scale mining to poverty alleviation in ghana

Prof Gavin Hilson | University of Surrey

G Hilson, N Yakovleva (2006) Strained relations: a critical assessment of the mining conflict in Prestea, Ghana, In: Small-scale Mining, Rural Subsistence and Poverty in …

Small-Scale Mining Business in Ghana: Challenges and ...

Oct 12, 2012· Small-scale mining is essentially an artisanal or small industrial form of raw material extraction. In Ghana, there are about 300 registered small-scale mining groups and they constitute a major source of employment especially for small-scale gold and diamond miners, and contribute some foreign exchange to Ghana's economy. However, there are a lot more of such…

Entrepreneurship, poverty and sustainability

Entrepreneurship, Poverty and Sustainability: Critical Reflections on the Formalization of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana Gavin HilsonA* and Abigail HilsonB A Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom B School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX,

"Small in size, but big in impact": Socio-environmental ...

Feb 01, 2019· Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – small sized, largely unrecognized, rudimentary, and an informal form of mining – occurs in more than 70 countries around the world and is mainly hailed for its socioeconomic benefits and reviled for its environmental devastation. As a result, many people are confused about the future of ASM.

The Role of Micro Enterprises in Employment and Income ...

Agyapong discusses the role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in poverty alleviation in Ghana. The author is of the view that town and rural based MSMEs help to create jobs and increase income of the people. This increased income helps the people to obtain better schooling, health facilities and empowers them to get rid of vicious

Poverty alleviation in rural Malawi: is there a role for ...

Feb 22, 2011· Abstract This paper argues that a formalized and supported artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector could alleviate significant poverty in rural Malawi. It questions the efficacy of the government's decision to continue promoting a "farm first" strategy to address the country's poverty problem, given the limited capacity of smallholder agriculture to alleviate rural hardship on its own.

Artisanal versus industrial mining: impacts on poverty in ...

Sep 13, 2017· The impact of industrial mining and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on poverty is generally analyzed at local level, with very little consideration of the impact on the regional level. The multi-level and multidimensional nature of the phenomenon of poverty requires a multifaceted analysis. The aim of this work is to analyze the impact of ASM and industrial mining on poverty at the ...

Comparison between artisanal and small- scale mining in ...

Comparison between artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana and South Africa: lessons learnt and ways forward by A.A. Debrah*, I. Watson*, and D.P.O. Quansah† Synopsis Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays a fundamental role in the national and …

Spiegel Veiga Paper

poverty alleviation, resulting in the creation of the Communities and Small-Scale Mining (CASM), for example. Governments have begun to change legislation to provide formal recognition to this sector, with recent legal developments in Ghana and Tanzania within the …

[PDF] The Role of Micro and Small Enterprises for Poverty ...

Poverty reduction of any country can contribute grossly to the improvement of people‟s life and economic growth of the country (Tefera, 2013). This requires industrialization where micro and small enterprise comes into the focus as one of the packages and instruments to help accelerate economic growth, socio-economic progress and then the overall reduction of poverty of the nation.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Poverty Alleviation

Apr 26, 2016· The subject of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), in particular the impact of SMEs on poverty alleviation, is central not only to the discussion on private sector development but more broadly to economic growth and the prospects that this offers for providing alternate means of livelihood to millions of people particularly in the developing world.

The Challenge and Prospects of Small Scale Enterprise in ...

2. To analyze role of Small scale enterprise for the national economy and poverty alleviation in Ethiopia 3. To establish how government policies affect the growth of small scale enterprises in Addis Ababa city 4. To suggest policy intervention that helps to mitigate the challenges of small scale enterprise. 1.2. RESEARCH QUESTIONS

An Investigation of the Socio-Economic Benefits of Small ...

Mar 01, 2021· the capacity to contribute directly to poverty alleviation by creating economic activities to local communities whose levels of education are low. Most of these communities rely on farming as the major income-generating activity. Although unregulated small-scale mining is highly characterized by social and environmental problems, there is also an

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

This article is one of three synthesis reports resulting from an integrated assessment (IA) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities that involve multiple drivers and diverse disciplines influencing ASGM, an IA framework was used to analyze economic, social, h …

INCREASING THE CONTRIBUTION OF ARTISANAL AND …

This report outlines findings from a study examining the contribution of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to poverty reduction in Tanzania based on an analysis of gold and diamond mining in Mwanza Region. It was funded by the British Department for International Development (DFID) as

University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. Ghana ...

In Ghana, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is a sector with a strong potential not only for poverty alleviation but also for wealth creation. The sector employs over one million people directly and supports about 20% of Ghana's population. It is an avenue for the development of skills and the growth of indigenous entrepreneurs. The sector accounts for 35% of national gold production ...

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises' Activities, Income ...

in the fields of farming, fishing, small scale mining, restaurants, food processing and other services. It was recommended to government and policymakers to institute viable credit support and non-financial business support services to help MSMEs grow. Keywords: Micro Small Medium Enterprises, Income level, Poverty reduction 1.

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2. Contribution, role and importance of small-scale fisheries in poverty alleviation and food security 15 2.1 The Code, small-scale fisheries and poverty alleviation 15 2.2 Small-scale fisheries and poverty alleviation 15 2.2.1 Contribution of small-scale fisheries to economic growth at …

Small-Scale Mining Business In Ghana: Challenges And Prospects

Nov 29, 2011· Small-scale mining is essentially an artisanal or small industrial form of raw material extraction. In Ghana, there are about 300 registered small-scale mining groups and they constitute a major source of employment especially for small-scale gold and diamond miners, and contribute some foreign exchange to Ghana's economy.

ROLE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION | Project ...

The objectives of these studies are: 1. To access the role of small business in the Nigeria economy. 2 To access the impact of small business in poverty alleviation in Nigeria especially in Ubotex Nigeria Limited. 3 The study will also assess the extent of awareness on the part of the poor towards the role of small business as a mechanism in ...

(PDF) The Role of Renewable Energy Resources in Poverty ...

The development of renewable energy technologies is linked to many other sectors such as agriculture, small scale industrial enterprises and poverty alleviation, it is recommended that, renewable energy related projects have a greater likelihood of success if implemented in accordance with activities in these sectors to ensure sufficient demand ...

Sustainable Mining for Long Term Poverty Alleviation in ...

Sustainable Mining for Long Term Poverty Alleviation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ellen Perfect ... Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda and Sierra Leone to arrive at best practices ... and small-scale mining, the government can increase the number of people profiting from ...

[PDF] Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises' Activities ...

The paper reviews the literature on the importance of MSMEs to economic development and poverty alleviation. Two divergent views of MSMEs, the pro-MSMEs and the anti-MSMEs, have been identified in the literature. Whereas the pro-MSMEs believe in the significant role played by small business in the economic prosperity of a country, the anti-MSMEs are of the view that larger organisations played ...