The Challenges of Alleviating Poverty through Ecological Restoration: Insights from South Africa's “Working for Water” Program

@inproceedings{McConnachie2013TheCO,
  title={The Challenges of Alleviating Poverty through Ecological Restoration: Insights from South Africa's “Working for Water” Program},
  author={M. Matthew McConnachie and Richard M Cowling and Charlie M Shackleton and Andrew T. Knight},
  year={2013}
}
Public works programs have been posited as win–win solutions for achieving societal goals for ecological restoration and poverty alleviation. However, little is documented regarding the challenges of implementing such projects. A commonly cited example is South Africa’s invasive alien plant control program “Working for Water” (WfW), which aims to create employment via restoring landscapes invaded with alien plants. Recent studies have raised questions over the effectiveness of this program in… CONTINUE READING

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