Afforestation and forest landscape restoration: governance, land cover, and livelihood impacts (part 1)

Type: Paper
Theme: Geographies of Human Rights: The Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress
Sponsor Groups: Development Geographies Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Senate Room, Omni, Lobby Level
Organizers: Forrest Fleischman, Claudia Rodriguez Solorzano, Harry Fischer
Chairs: Vijay Ramprasad

Call for Submissions

Afforestation and forest landscape restoration programs are growing priorities in global and national policy agendas, ranging from REDD+ to the Bonn Challenge, Forest Landscape Restoration, and numerous national programs in the Global South. We intend to organize one to two paper sessions at the AAG (http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers) examining both the positive and negative impacts of afforestation programs on rural livelihoods We are particularly interested in papers that develop robust measures of livelihoods and/or land cover change related to afforestation programs, and in papers that have a strong focus on how governance mediates the impacts of afforestation programs.


Description

Afforestation and forest landscape restoration programs are growing priorities in global and national policy agendas, ranging from REDD+ to the Bonn Challenge, Forest Landscape Restoration, and numerous national programs in the Global South, yet there has been little systematic evaluation of the impacts of these programs on land cover or rural livelihoods, nor has there been investigation of the governance factors that mediate the success or failure of these programs. This panel, the first of 2 organized at this conference, reports on systematic attempts to measure the impacts of afforestation programs across the global south.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Vijay Ramprasad University of Minnesota 1 3:05 PM
Presenter Vijay Ramprasad*, University of Minnesota, Abha Joglekar, Azim Premji University, Forrest Fleischman, University of Minnesota, Plantations and pastoralists: livelihood impacts of afforestation activities on Gaddis of the lower Himalaya 19 3:06 PM
Presenter Laura Valencia*, , Planting trees, uprooting livelihoods: Compensatory afforestation and forest governance in Odisha, India 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Harry W Fischer*, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Syed Shoaib Ali, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, Ashwini Chhatre, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Forrest Fleischman, University of Minnesota, Vijay Ramprasad, University of Minnesota, Pushpendra Rana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Claudia Rodriguez-Solorzano, University of Minnesota, Local political agency and environment-livelihood synergies in forest and landscape interventions 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Moses Kansanga*, University of Western Ontario, Isaac Luginaah, University of Western Ontario, Agrarian livelihoods under siege: Carbon forestry, tenure constraints and the rise of capitalist forest enclosures in Ghana 20 4:05 PM
Discussant Paul Robbins Nelson Institute for Environmental StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin 20 4:25 PM

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