Managing ecosystem services for food security and the nutritional health of the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface

Published on 11 September 2012

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Start Date: 1 March 2012 | End Date: 29 February 2016

Overview

The developmental impact of this project will be to contribute to poverty alleviation for the 550 million people living at the forest-agriculture interface (FAI) in the tropics through improved food security and nutritional health and more sustainable management of ecosystem services.

The project will provide an improved evidence base on the value of ecosystem services for food security and health, leading to the development of better policies and practices to manage ecosystem services and food security, in turn leading to healthier, more food secure indigenous people who are better able to contribute to economic activity, thus reducing poverty.

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2 Responses to “Managing ecosystem services for food security and the nutritional health of the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface”

  1. Monica says:

    En que regiones de Colombia se realizando el proyecto. y cuales son los factores para definir su bulnerabilidad alimenticia.

    • Andy Jarvis says:

      Hola Monica,

      Estamos trabajando en el departamento de Amazonas con comunidades indigenas, y provisionalmente en el Departamento de Caqueta un un sitio de altas tasas de deforestacion. En cuanto a vulnerabilidad alimenticia, estamos realizando encuestas a nivel de hogar, y tallers grupales a nivel de comunidad para entender dinamicas de seguridad alimenticia, y dependencia de los servicios ecosistemicos para proveer estos alimentos. Despues usando modelos miraremos impactos en provision con diferentes escenarios de uso y manejo de los servicios ecosistemicos.

      Espero que esto le responde la pregunta.

      Andy.

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