Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Topic

Adam Smith International | URL | 2017

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The Impact of Expanding Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on Small Holder Agriculture in West Africa: A Case Study of Burkina Faso, Ghana and Sierra Leone

African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) | Document | 2017

This study explores whether the practices and activities of ASM can sustainably provide livelihoods complementary to those in smallholder agriculture in communities where both are widespread. Thus, the spotlight is primarily on ASM (and not on smallholder agriculture) because of the serious threat t...


Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Distribution of ASM Activities

Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This table shows estimates of the number of workers directly engaged in ASM in countries where activities are commonplace in sub-Saharan Africa.


Malawi draft National Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Policy

Republic of Malawi | Document | 2014

This 2014 draft National Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) policy for Malawi presents some of the objectives for ASM, including: all operators need to be licensed with regular monitoring of operations, value addition needs to be promoted, a formal market should be established, especially for ge...


Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Tanzania (presentation)

United Republic of Tanzania | Document | 2013

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Tanzania, being a presentation by Principal Geologist Head-Small Scale Mining at the Ministry of Energy Minerals (United Republic of Tanzania), Principal Geologist Head- Small Scale Mining, Alex A. Magayane, and by Fredy A. M. Mahobe, Assistant Commissioner for Sm...


Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), Challenges and Opportunities

Document | 2003

This article focuses in a balanced way on both the positive and negatives, opportunities and challenges, of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining globally. In many parts of the world, it argues, artisanal or small-scale mining (ASM) activities are at least as important as large-scale mining activities, ...


Regulatory Roadmap for the Artisanal Mining Sector in Liberia

Amy Sandhu, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy and GIZ Regional Resource Governance Project | Document | 2016

The overall objective of the Regulatory Roadmap for the Artisanal Mining (AM) Sector in Liberia is to present the groundwork required to formalize the sector. This Roadmap, and the associated AM Formalization Program interventions described within it, serves as the conceptual foundation upon whic...


Turning Zimbabwe's Natural Capital into Wealth

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) | Document | 2013

This is a discussion paper that aims to offer constructive advice and alternatives on how Zimbabwe can strengthen the governance of its extractive sector for the benefit of its people in the short to medium term. The paper also calls on local, regional and international stakeholders to collaborate e...


Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Distribution of ASM Activities

Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This table shows estimates of the number of workers directly engaged in ASM in countries where activities are commonplace in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Minors not miners: hazardous child labour, with a focus on gold mining in Burkina Faso

KidsRights Foundation | Document | 2015

An estimated 115 million children from 5 to 17 years old work in hazardous conditions across the world. The ILO estimates that some 22,000 children are killed at work every year. Those who survive can develop health problems later in life due to poor working conditions while their bodies and minds a...


Chile 2001 Small and Artisanal Mining Regulation Law

Republic of Chile | Document | 2001

This law is - Applicacion del la Ley 19719, que Establece una Patente Mineral Especial para Pequenos Mineros y Mineros Artesanales, a le vez que condona recargos legales y Concede Facilidades de Pago Para Patentes Artradadas. Hence, this is the Chilean mining regulating governing Artisanal and Small...


Frugal Rehabilitation Methodology Field Manual

Government of Mongolia, SDC, The Asia Foundation | Document | 2016

This report focuses on the use of frugal rehabilitation methodology by artisanal miners in Mongolia, and is the product of action research-based approaches in rehabilitation demonstration, stakeholder consultation and over two years of effort in training and capacity-building. It provides practical ...


Africa Mining Vision: February 2009

African Union | Document | 2009

On 20-22 August 2008, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) convened a meeting of the technical taskforce to draft the new Africa Mining Vision in preparation for the First African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development. The taskforce, jointly ...


Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This report discusses the gender-conflict nexus in ASM communities in Eastern DRC. Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however few investigations examine the link between mining and sexual violence. Further, there has been insufficient analysis o...


Global Report on Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining

Document | 2002

Global report on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) which seeks to generate a visual 'photography' of the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector and provide an overview of the sector and a description of its social, environmental and economic issues. the base of information for this report is 1...


African Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

African Minerals Development Centre | Document | 2015

Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is. However, this Special Report highlights the significant, yet chronically underreported major role African women play in the sector, more so in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM). In Africa, the ASM workforce compri...


Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Distribution of ASM Activities

Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This table shows estimates of the number of workers directly engaged in ASM in countries where activities are commonplace in East Asia and the Pacific region.


Congo’s Golden web: The people, companies and countries that profit from the illegal trade in Congolese Gold

Southern African Resource Watch | Document | 2015

This report describes all aspects of the commercialisation of (DRC) Congolese gold – including gold that is produced by industrial, semi-industrial and artisanal mining operations, and gold that is traded and refined by small merchants, well-capitalised trading groups and powerful refineries.While t...


Reframing the ASM debate: its Integration into the EI Value Chain

EI Sourcebook | Document | 2016

This book chapter examines artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in the extractive industries’ value chain. Policy comprehensions of ASM have undergone several articulations over the last fifty years. In particular understandings of what constitutes ASM, how it is organized, and what type of activi...


African Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

African Minerals development Centre | Document | 2015

This report describes the unreported major role African women play in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the key challenges that women face in the sector. The report focuses on case studies from Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania.