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.
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.
|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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