Large-scale land acquisitions and effect on agricultural production, ecosystem services, and smallholder livelihoods II

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Africa Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Coolidge, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Carly Muir, Audrey Smith
Chairs: Jane Southworth

Call for Submissions

This session will be part of the Land Systems Science Symposium. We expect that papers in this set of sessions will contribute towards an improved descriptive, analytical, and explanatory understanding of the effects of LSLA in both social and ecological dimensions. Towards this end, we are especially interested in historical assessments, explorations of causal pathways, and
delineation of outcomes that can that help achieve synergistic socio-ecological outcomes through large-scale land tenure change.


Description


Large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) and resulting tenure alterations change the relationships among human beings with respect to land, and the well-being of human communities and environmental systems. Control over land enables the cultivation of new commodity crops, deployment of new agricultural practices and technologies, and sale of produced commodities for new uses and markets – with associated impacts on food-energy security, human well-being, and ecological processes. The scale and pace of changes in land ownership and access has increased rapidly in the last two decades across the lower-income tropical countries where richer and middle income countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and China have made substantial investments. The far-reaching scope and impacts of such transactions have already been examined and can be understood even better through continuing rigorous, quantitative analyses.

The goal of the proposed AAG session(s) on LSLAs is to focus on the nature and extent of socioeconomic, land cover/change and ecological impacts, and model the outcomes and feedback loops related to changing tenure relationships characteristic of land transactions. The session(s) will advance the conceptual understanding of how tenure and institutional changes on land drive human-nature interactions, land use intensification, and impacts in coupled agro-ecological systems.

This session is part of the Land System Science Symposium. We expect that papers in this set of sessions will contribute towards an improved descriptive, analytical, and explanatory understanding of the effects of LSLA in both social and ecological dimensions. Towards this end, we are especially interested in historical assessments, explorations of causal pathways, and delineation of outcomes that can that help achieve synergistic socio-ecological outcomes through large-scale land tenure change.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Theresa Selfa*, SUNY ESF, Community Perceptions of Flex Crop Expansion: Cases from Brazil, Argentina and Mexico 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Arun Agrawal*, University of Michigan, Daniel Brown, University of Washington, Chuan Liao, Arizona State University, Jens Lund, University of Copenhagen, The "Science" of ‘Land Grabbing’ 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Chuan Liao*, , Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, Daniel Brown, University of Washington, Kerstin Nolte, University of Hanover, Carbon emissions scenarios of global land rush and potential mitigation strategies 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Reza Khatami*, University of Florida, Jane Southworth , Geography Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States, Carly Muir , Geography Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, United States, Trevor Caughlin , Biological Sciences, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, United States, Alemayehu N. Ayana, Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Ethiopia, Daniel G. Brown , School of Environment and Forest Sciences, University of Washington – Seattle, Seattle, WA 98195, United States, Chuan Liao , School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States, Arun Agrawal , School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States, Quantification of recent land-cover changes in Ethiopia 20 10:55 AM
Discussant Daniel Brown University of Washington 20 11:15 AM

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