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2008 Regional Workshop: Small-scale Mining in Africa - A Case for Sustainable Livelihood

This study addresses the problem by looking at the interaction of the complex network of issues affecting the ASM sector and its contribution to poverty alleviation. This includes the subjects of government policies and regulations, issues of international trade and competitiveness, certification, regional cooperation, gender balance, alternative livelihoods and diversification. In conclusion, the study attempts to present a consistent framework for effective development interventions in the ASM sector on both national and regional scale. We hope that the study will help the Members of the Fund as well as the international development community in making ASM sector development an integral part of the poverty alleviation and sustainable development framework in commodity dependent developing countries. The Common Fund for Commodities, as a commodity focused international organization dedicated to assisting commodity producers to improve their productivity, product quality and livelihoods, took the initiative to organize a Regional Workshop on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and to identify support measures in line with the Yaounde Vision.

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Karen Hayes
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Pact, CASM
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Thematic Tags
Political, Certification, Conflict, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Formalization, Governance, Supply Chains, Economic, Access to Markets, Business Models, Finance, Income, Social, Child Labor, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Technological, Equipment, Extraction, Mine Life Cycle, Legal, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights, Environmental, Cyanide, Degradation, Mercury, Pollution, Waste Management, Water
Diamond, Gemstones, Gold, Tin, Tungsten
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October 25, 2019