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Leopoldo Rodriguez

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International & Global Studies: International Development and University Honors


International and Global Studies


Sustainable development -- Uganda, Food security -- Uganda, Economic development, Rabbits -- Breeding -- Uganda -- Case studies, Clinics -- Uganda -- Case studies




Food security is a growing global issue. Poverty and malnutrition kill millions of people worldwide every year. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of poverty and malnutrition in the world. Previous development strategies in sub-Saharan Africa that have attempted to alleviate poverty and eradicate malnutrition have proved unsuccessful. However, there is a fairly new approach to development, known as the sustainable livelihood approach that tackles issues of poverty, malnutrition, and food security in a holistic way. This paper explores the sustainable livelihood approach to development and it’s effectiveness. This paper focuses on a health clinic and rabbit breeding program in Southwestern Uganda that has a sustainable, innovative, and integrated approach to development. This paper argues that holistic livelihood programs have great potential to sustainable development.


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