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 second of 2 organized at this conference, reports on systematic attempts to measure the impacts of afforestation programs across the global south.
|Introduction||Harry Fischer Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences||1||5:00 PM|
|Presenter||Lisa Naughton*, Dept. of Geography, U. of Wisconsin - Madison, Niwaeli Kimambo (first author), Dept. of Geography, U. of Wisconsin, Madison, Jessica L'Roe, Department of Geography, Middlebury College, Volker Radeloff, Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Measuring the role of smallholders in national tree planting goals – lessons from Tanzania||20||5:01 PM|
|Presenter||Dominique Cagalanan*, Coastal Carolina University, Can payments for ecosystem services really restore degraded landscapes and watersheds? A case study from the Philippines||20||5:21 PM|
|Presenter||Mayank Vikas*, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Paul Robbins, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies , Forrest Fleischman, University of Minnesota, As the trees grew tall: Tracing the parallel life histories of forest plantations and rural communities in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh||20||5:41 PM|
|Presenter||Forrest Fleischman*, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Pushpenra Rana, University of Illinois , Harry Fischer, Swedish University of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Vijay Ramprasad, University of Minnesota, Claudia Rodriguez Solorzano*, University of Minnesota, Planting and replanting: Continuity and change over 50 years of tree planting in Himachal Pradesh, India.||19||6:01 PM|
|Discussant||Ashwini Chhatre Indian School of Business||20||6:20 PM|
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