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Livelihood Diversification and the Expansion of Artisanal ...

Labonne, B., Gilman, J. (1999), 'Towards building sustainable livelihoods in the artisanal mining communities', paper presented at the Tripartite Meeting on Social and Labour Issues in Small-Scale Mines, ILO, Geneva, pp 17 – 21.

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2008 Regional Workshop: Small-scale Mining in Africa - A ...

environmental effects, health and occupational hazards. The Yaounde Vision adopted in Cameroon, in November 2002, under the theme "Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Africa: Identifying Best Practices and Building Sustainable Livelihoods of Communities" recommends that artisanal and small-scale miners should be

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Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on cocoa ...

conflicting with the livelihood (especially cocoa farmers) and survival of resident communities. This study was conducted in Atiwa district of Ghana to assess farmer's awareness of small scale illegal mining (Galamsey), its impact on cocoa production and livelihoods in the mining communities. Snowball sampling techniques were used.

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Artisanal mining - Wikipedia

An artisanal miner or small-scale miner (ASM) is a subsistence miner who is not officially employed by a mining company, but works independently, mining minerals using their own resources, usually by hand.. Small-scale mining includes enterprises or individuals that employ workers for mining, but generally still using manually-intensive methods, working with hand tools.

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The social and economic impacts of gold mining

The social and economic impacts of gold mining 70 % of total expenditures by gold mining companies are on payments to suppliers, contractors and employees.

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Mining - Sustainable Development

Mining Historically, South Africa has been a leading global supplier of minerals and mineral products, and it retains an important role in mining and minerals demonstrated by 55 minerals being produced from some 1113 mines in 2005. Mined product is sourced from open-cast, underground, alluvial, offshore, dune as well as artisanal mining.

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Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within the ...

6 Small-scale Mining and Sustainable Development within the SADC Region There is about a total of more than 1,000,000 small-scale miners estimated to work within the 6 target countries (which should add up to about 1.5 million for the whole SADC

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining and health

ASSOCIATED WITH ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING Artisanal and small-scale ... on artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) for their livelihoods. This wealth, however, can come at a price. ... effects of exposure to mercury and mercury compounds

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Artisanal mining - Wikipedia

An artisanal miner or small-scale miner (ASM) is a subsistence miner who is not officially employed by a mining company, but works independently, mining minerals using their own resources, usually by hand.. Small-scale mining includes enterprises or individuals that employ workers for mining, but generally still using manually-intensive methods, working with hand tools.

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impact of small scale mining on the environmental

environmental impact of SSM small-scale mining and its implication on the rural livelihoods of Yale, Digari and Datuko in the Talensi-Nabdam Districts in Northern Ghana. Also examined in this study are the adaptive strategies employed by affected members to cope with the SSM activity in the study area.

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(PDF) Artisanal small-scale mining: Potential ecological ...

Artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) has devastating impacts on the environment, such as deforestation, over-stripping of overburden, burning of bushes and use of harmful chemicals like mercury.

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POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana: A ...

small-scale mining youth engaged in galamsey. The late John Atta Mills, the party's presidential candidate at the time, continually blamed the leadership of the then ruling NPP for conflicts between small-scale miners and large-scale companies, and reportedly asked why the NPP was treating galamsey operators as if they were 'not Ghanaians'.

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FACULTY OF ARTS

Also on the effects of artisanal small scale gold mining activities on livelihoods include loss of life, loss of property through theft, the spread of HIV/AIDS only to mention but a few. The study used qualitative research, which involved conducting some interviews, distribution of

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the western region of the country.

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The Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies ...

Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies and Livelihoods in Low- to Middle-Income Countries iii Executive Summary This report of the East Africa Research Fund (EARF) project 'Understanding the Economic Contribution of Small-scale Mining in East Africa' addresses the first of three main objectives of the Terms of Reference, namely to conduct an overarching synthesis to ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN .

and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material. On the other hand, the number of studies focused on the impacts of mining .

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Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on cocoa ...

conflicting with the livelihood (especially cocoa farmers) and survival of resident communities. This study was conducted in Atiwa district of Ghana to assess farmer's awareness of small scale illegal mining (Galamsey), its impact on cocoa production and livelihoods in the mining communities. Snowball sampling techniques were used.

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Mining - Sustainable Development

Mining Historically, South Africa has been a leading global supplier of minerals and mineral products, and it retains an important role in mining and minerals demonstrated by 55 minerals being produced from some 1113 mines in 2005. Mined product is sourced from open-cast, underground, alluvial, offshore, dune as well as artisanal mining.

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2008 Regional Workshop: Small-scale Mining in Africa - A ...

environmental effects, health and occupational hazards. The Yaounde Vision adopted in Cameroon, in November 2002, under the theme "Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Africa: Identifying Best Practices and Building Sustainable Livelihoods of Communities" recommends that artisanal and small-scale miners should be

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effects of mining on the livelihood of the people,

The Impact Of Mining On The Livelihood Of Local Communities Gold Ore. effect of mining on livelihood educationcarein The Impact of Mining on Livelihoods of Local Communities A Case Dec 17 2010 Gold mining in Ghana has gained unprecedented worldwide recognition The mining sector has played a key role in the socio economic More details » Get Price

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Environmental and rural livelihoods implications of small ...

Small-scale mining (SSM) continues to pose complex environmental, health and livelihood problems among rural folks in mining communities. One of the most subtle impacts of SSM activity on the environment is its implications on rural livelihoods. However, most studies regarding SSM activity and the environment sideline their implications on rural livelihoods of residents mining communities and ...

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environmental effects of small scale mining

Environmental and rural livelihoods implications of small ... scale miners. Both legal and illegal small-scale mining has environmental, health, economic and social effects. Small-scale mining tends to destroy vegetation and farmlands, causes pollution, creates open pits, and causes displacement of people (Teschner, 2012;

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(PDF) Journal of Geography and Regional Planning ...

Small-scale mining (SSM) continues to pose complex environmental, health and livelihood problems among rural folks in mining communities. One of the most subtle impacts of SSM activity on the environment is its implications on rural livelihoods.

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VULNERABILITY OF RURAL LIVELIHOODS TO THE EFFECTS .

Since 1989 when small scale mining in Ghana was legalised, a lot of interest has been generated in the sector because of it's socio-economic benefits. However, owing to lack of the necessary training and inadequate financial base on the part of small scale operators, most operations are poorly managed environmentally (Amegbey et al, 2007).