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Deforestation Drivers in Southwest Amazonia: Comparing Smallholder Farmers in Iñapari, Peru, and Assis Brasil, Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Zambrano, Angelica M. Almeyda
dc.contributor.author Broadbent, Eben N.
dc.contributor.author Schmink, Marianne
dc.contributor.author Perz, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Asner, Gregory P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-24T21:47:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-24T21:47:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7075
dc.description.abstract "Broad interpretation of land use and forest cover studies has been limited by the biophysical and socio-economic uniqueness of the landscapes in which they are carried out and by the multiple temporal and spatial scales of the underlying processes. We coupled a land cover change approach with a political ecology framework to interpret trends in multi-temporal remote sensing of forest cover change and socio-economic surveys with smallholders in the towns of Iñapari, Peru and Assis Brasil, Brazil in southwest Amazonia. These adjacent towns have similar biogeophysical conditions, but have undergone differing development approaches, and are both presently undergoing infrastructure development for the new Interoceanic highway. Results show that forest cover patterns observed in these two towns cannot be accounted for using single land use drivers. Rather, deforestation patterns result from interactions of national and regional policies affecting financial credit and road infrastructure, along with local processes of market integration and household resources. Based on our results we develop recommendations to minimise deforestation in the study area. Our findings are relevant for the sustainability of land use in the Amazon, in particular for regions undergoing large-scale infrastructure development projects." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Amazon River region en_US
dc.subject cattle en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject ecological economics en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title Deforestation Drivers in Southwest Amazonia: Comparing Smallholder Farmers in Iñapari, Peru, and Assis Brasil, Brazil en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Peru, Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 157-170 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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