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Land-use transitions and agroforestry in upland Myanmar

  1. 1. Land-use transitions and agroforestry in upland Myanmar Laura Kmoch Chalmers University of Technology
  2. 2. Socio-political transition.. ..or Asia’s last (resource) frontier?
  3. 3. Future upland livelihoods and land-use? 1. Explore key opportunities and barriers to an expansion of agroforestry in Myanmar’s uplands 2. Conduct a comparative assessment of agroforestry vis-à-vis alternative land-use approaches and associated pathways of rural development
  4. 4.  Literature review agricultural land-use and tree cover change  Participatory mapping environmental resources and governance  Socio-economic assessment livelihoods, environmental income  Bio-physical assessment soil and farm trees  Expert interviews AF opportunities, barriers & future pathways Mixed-methods
  5. 5. Overview & synthesis:  Empirical findings  Methodology  Theoretical “lenses” Drivers, pathways and impacts of agricultural land- use and tree cover change in Myanmar Peer-reviewed literature Grey literature Expert & practitioner knowledge
  6. 6.  Research in neighboring countries  Practitioners and experts  Policy formulation  Landscape planning and management frameworks Myanmar or Burma and: Land* (347); Forest* (325); Tree* (174); Farm* (121); Soil (76); Agriculture (61); Livelihood (22); Shifting cultivation (11); Agroforestry (7); Swidden (6); Smallholder (5) Uncovering knowledge gaps How and for what? Search terms?

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