2012. Mining with a Vuvuzela reconfiguring artisanal mining in Southern Zimbabwe and its implications to rural livelihoods. Journal of Contemporary African Studies Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 219233.Get Price
At first, UNITA raided existing industrial and artisanal mine sites, but in 1983 the group began purchasing mining equipment and mining themselves Le Billon, 2001b. It is estimated that UNITA was generating between 50,000 and 4 million per month from diamonds by the late 1980s.
Concerns about humanrights abuses in cobalt mining mounted after the 2016 report documenting inhumane conditions among creuseurs, also called artisanal miners.
Special Issue Artisanal Mining, Smallholder Farming and Economic Development in Rural subSaharan Africa
In some developing countries, such as Myanmar, mercury used for gold refining in artisanal smallscale gold mining ASGM is emitted into the atmosphere and water, causing environmental pollution. In this study, the diffusion of mercury from ASGM in Thabeikkyin Township, Mandalay Division, Myanmar was investigated.
ARtiSANAL AND SMALLSC ALE MiNiNg AND A gRiCuLtuRE EXPLORING TH EIR LINKS IN RURAL SUBSAHARAN AFRICA 4 In subSaharan Africa, a region long scarred by poverty, artisanal and smallscale mining ASM is widespread. Most of this activity, however, is unregulated and informal. Yet, ASM has rapidly become one of the most
Gold mining is a tremendously important economic activity in rural districts of Ethiopia. We assessed the impacts of artisanal gold mining on soil and woody vegetation in northern Ethiopia.
Artisanal and smallscale mining ASM provides an important source of livelihood for rural communities throughout the world. These activities are frequently accompanied by extensive environmental
The Mercury Problem in Artisanal Gold Mining. Mercurybased artisanal and smallscale gold mining ASGM causes more mercury pollution than any other human activity. 1 In this practice, mercury metal is used to extract gold from ore as a stable amalgam. The amalgam is then heated to evaporate the mercury and isolate the gold.
Artisanal and SmallScale Mining More than 13 million people in the South are directly engaged in smallscale mining many of whom are women and children with another 80 to 100 million depending on it for some aspect of thei livelihood. These activities are often both illegal and environmentally damaging, and dangerous for
2012. Mining with a Vuvuzela reconfiguring artisanal mining in Southern Zimbabwe and its implications to rural livelihoods. Journal of Contemporary African Studies Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 219233.
Jesper Bosse Jnsson, a geographer, has worked in Tanzania for ten years on rural livelihoods and unfolding developments in mining, both as an academic and NGO representative. Richard Sherrington, an anthropologist, has researched development and mining issues in Tanzania since 2000, specifically artisanal diamond mining in Mwanza and Shinyanga.
Artisanal and smallscale mining is a widespread economic sector in the African Great Lakes Region, where it has an adverse impact on the populations environment. The purpose of this paper is to summarize and consider the typology of the environmental impacts of artisanal and smallscale mining, in particular, the anthropogenic influences on topography with regard to the methods used in raw
84 On the complex relationship between farming and artisanal mining in West African contexts, see Banchirigah, S. M. and Hilson, G., Deagrarianization, reagrarianization and local economic development reorienting livelihoods in African artisanal mining communities , Policy Sciences, 43 2 2010, 157 80.
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Artisanal mining makes a significant contribution to national mineral output in all three study countries. In Ghana, ASM contributes nearly a third of national gold output. Given that until recently most ASM activities were locally financed and most of the inputs are obtained
2008. Artisanal and small scale mining in India selected studies and an overview of the issues. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 194209.
Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern DRC Peerreviewed Journal Article Rustad, Siri Aas Gudrun stby amp Ragnhild Nords 2016 Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern DRC, The Extractive Industries and Society 32 475484.
An artisanal miner or smallscale 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.. Smallscale mining includes enterprises or individuals that employ workers for mining, but generally still using manuallyintensive methods, working with hand tools.
The number of people engaged in artisanal and smallscale mining ASM has grown rapidly in the past twenty years, but they continue to be an understudied population experiencing high rates of malnutrition, poverty, and food insecurity. This paper explores how characteristics of markets that serve ASM populations facilitate and pose challenges to acquiring a nutritious and sustainable diet.
The ASM Inventory section features interactive thematic maps on Artisanal and Smallscale Mining, compiled from various global baseline studies published during the past two decades and updated with selected quantitative and qualitative data considered reliable.. The current dataset contains 77 countries for which the number of ASM miners has been assessed in baseline studies and 32 countries