Knowledge for sustainable development in the Tajik Pamir Mountains

Breu, Thomas Michael; Maselli, Daniel; Hurni, Hans (2005). Knowledge for sustainable development in the Tajik Pamir Mountains. Mountain Research and Development, 25(2), pp. 139-146. International Mountain Society

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The paper presents the results of a multi-year baseline study project in which 10 sectors ranging from agriculture to natural hazards were assessed by a transdisciplinary Swiss–Tajik research team. This knowledge base was enhanced in a development strategy workshop that brought together stakeholders from the local to the international levels. The methodology applied was found appropriate to initiate a broad reflection and negotiation process among various stakeholder groups, leading to a joint identification of possible measures to be taken. Knowledge—and its enhancement through the involvement of all stakeholder levels— appeared to be an effective carrier of innovation and changes of attitudes, thus containing the potential to effectively contribute to sustainable development in marginalized and resource-poor mountain areas.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability > Unit Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre [discontinued]
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Graduate School:

International Graduate School North-South (IGS North-South)

UniBE Contributor:

Breu, Thomas Michael, Maselli, Daniel, Hurni, Hans


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics




International Mountain Society




Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

31 Aug 2015 14:30

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:49




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