AMV seeks to create a sector that harnesses the potential of artisanal and small-scale mining
to advance integrated and sustainable rural socio-economic development.
Siegel S, Veiga MM (2009) Artisanal and small-scale mining
as an extralegal economy: De soto and the redefinition of "formalization".
Artisanal and Small-scale Mining
in Asia-Pacific Case Study Series.
The MMSD reports that "the overarching goal in developing activities surrounding ASM has been to develop an understanding of how artisanal and small-scale mining
can better contribute to sustainable development.
A strategy to facilitate leapfrogging to greater insertion into global value chains would be to use a commodity-led industrialisation approach, strategically positioning women in artisanal and small-scale mining
(ASM) at points of comparative advantage within the feeder national and regional value-chains.
This is, however, very far from the truth, writes Thokozile Ruzvidzoas she explains how gender-related challenges hamper the progression of women in the sector - more so in artisanal and small-scale mining
Insufficient geo-data and geological knowledge, weak implementation and enforcement of the mining law and regulations, and a large, poorly regulated and informal artisanal and small-scale mining
sub-sector are among the critical binding constraints for sector development.
Summary: The women in artisanal and small-scale mining
who tell their stories in this issue portray a vivid image of the key issues that operators and communities face within the sector.
The objective of the two organizations is to encourage responsible precious metals supply chains by attaining a number of goals: an improvement in social, environmental and labor practices, good governance and the execution of ecosystem restoration practices in artisanal and small-scale mining
; to improve associations between large-scale and artisanal mining and to increase market access for precious metals from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining
Amina thinks that the government could help to improve or promote opportunities for women working in artisanal and small-scale mining
by making it easier for them to acquire concessions.
Invitation to tender for Provision of Better Gold Initiative for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
, Phase II
Project objectives : Artisanal and small-scale mining
(ASM) is a poverty-driven phenomena that contributes importantly to rural job creation, income generation and poverty reduction.