Productive diversity and sustainable use of complex social-ecological system. A comparative study amongst indigenous and settlers in the Bolivian Amazon

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Productive diversity and sustainable use of complex social-ecological system. A comparative study amongst indigenous and settlers in the Bolivian Amazon
Journal
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Author(s)
Bottazzi P., Reyes-Garcia V., Crespo D., Steifel S.-l., Soria H., Jacobi J., Clavijo M., Rist S.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
38
Number
2
Pages
137-164
Language
english
Abstract
Agricultural and forest productive diversification is often presented as a way to improve local livelihoods and prevent ecosystem degradation and deforestation. Productive diversification also depends on multiple socioeconomic drivers-like cultural knowledge, household migration, productive capacity, and market access-that shape agriculture and forest productive strategies and influence their ecological impacts. Our empirical comparison of indigenous Amerindians and settlers in the Bolivian Amazon allows a better understanding of how different rural societies develop different productive diversification strategies in similar ecological contexts and how the related economic and sociocultural aspects of diversification are associated with land cover changes. Our results suggest that although the indigenous Tsimane' cause less deforestation and diversify more, there is no direct correlation between individual household diversification and deforestation. A multidimensional approach linking sociocognitive, economic, and ecological patterns of diversification helps explain this contradiction.
Keywords
productive diversification, biocultural diversity, indigenous knowledge, deforestation, Bolivian Amazon
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25/10/2012 16:35
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20/08/2019 14:10
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