University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term > Reconciling conservation and development at the forest agricultural nexus: insights from the forested tropics

Reconciling conservation and development at the forest agricultural nexus: insights from the forested tropics

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact communications.

*Please note the change of venue for this event

Securing the multiple benefits of forest conservation while meeting imperatives of food security represents a leading global environmental challenge. Numerous attempts at interventions that deliver to multiple goals have been implemented across the tropics and met various success. I will draw on my previous research, and introduce ongoing research, that explores this variable performance at the forest-agricultural nexus.

A leading global environmental challenge concerns how best to secure forest conservation while meeting the imperatives of food security, climate change mitigation and delivering to the well-being of local people. The forested tropics represent a region of rapidand drastic land use change, driven largely by agricultural expansion. Deforestationand fire associated with this land use change represent leading causes ofglobal environmental change. Numerous attempts at interventions that deliver tomultiple goals have been implemented across the tropics and met varioussuccess. Understanding the variable performance of such policies is a researchtopic of much debate. I will draw on my previous research in the BrazilianAmazon, and the peat swamp forests of Sumatra’s oil palm frontier, toillustrate the importance of integrated approaches to reconciling competinginterests. Finally, I will introduce ongoing research set to explore which interventions perform better at the forest, agricultural nexus.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2019 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity