Deforestation and forest degradation (D&D) in the tropics have continued unabated and are posing serious threats to forests and the livelihoods of those who depend on forests and forest resources. Smallholder farmers are often implicated in scientific literature and policy documents as important agents of D&D. However, there is scanty information on why smallholders exploit forests and what the key drivers are. We employed behavioral sciences approaches that capture contextual factors, attitudinal factors, and routine practices that shape decisions by smallholder farmers.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2019Kenya, Ethiopia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2019Global
In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges. The forum did not avoid identifying hurdles, most of which stem from conflicting rights and interests, that hinder cooperation to rapidly secure the rights to a healthy life for present and future generations.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2018Guatemala
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Nicaragua
Policy Brief in relation to the ADA-funded project "Community Forestry in Mesoamerica for Conservation and Rural Development".
Library ResourceJournal Articles & Books
La Amazonia es en la conciencia colectiva del planeta el espacio natural y cultural más conservado y donde es posible el desarrollo sostenible. Pero la realidad es otra: factores históricos y económicos, aunados a la codicia, la ignorancia y las erradas políticas andinas para las selvas han llevado a esta región a soportar intensos procesos de deforestación y extracción de sus recursos naturales y culturales.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2017Ecuador
This article explains how the family productive strategies of farmer settlers and their perceptions of the forest influence the rate of deforestation. This particular approach, based on the analysis of endogenous processes, seeks to contextualize and understand how farmers operate within a context of «forest transition», as a result of significant economic changes, market expansion and road infrastructuredevelopment.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchEcuador
Con el propósito de identificar el potencial de ocho comunidades indígenas y una comunidad campesina para llevar a cabo prácticas de manejo forestal comunitario, se formuló un estándar con base al enfoque de medios de vida. El estándar de PC&I se complementó con una protocolo de aplicación constituido por protocolo de entrevista semiestructurada, protocolo de observación, guías de campo y fichas por indicador.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMyanmar
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2015Myanmar
This Situation Update describes events and issues occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District during the period between November 2014 to January 2015, including illegal logging, punishment, education, and livelihoods...
In C--- village, Pa Heh village tract, primary school students who did not pass the examinations were punished by their teacher who made them sit down and stand up 500 to 1,000 times...
Karen National Union (KNU) soldiers arrested two people found on a bamboo raft carrying logs which had been cut down on November 3rd 2014...
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2014Myanmar
... Large-scale agricultural investments – in plantations, processing plants or contract farming schemes, for example – have increased in recent years, particularly in developing countries. Investment in the agriculture sector can bring much needed support for rural development, but communities have also witnessed significant negative impacts. Some of the most serious involve local landholders being displaced from their lands and losing access to
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