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SFB 552: A4 - Socioeconomic analysis of land use systems of rural households


Rural areas

This project contributes to the research aim 'Rural areas'. Which funding institutions are active for this aim? What are the sub-aims? Take a look:
Rural areas

Project code: DFG SFB 552
Contract period: 01.01.2007 - 01.01.2010
Purpose of research: Basic research

Project A4 investigates trade-offs and synergies between economic growth, poverty reduction, and environmental objectives. Its research findings show that 20.6% of the households in the research area live on less than 1 US$ PPP capita-1 day-1. Poorer households have less access to credit markets and live in locations with poorer market and road infrastructure, where lower prices and higher price variability for cocoa are observed. The income activities of the poorest households are highly dependent on natural resources, i.e. use of forest products and conversion of forest land for agriculture, whereas the better-off households are particularly involved in activities outside the agricultural sector. During the third phase, we complete our analysis of the critical triangle by a dynamic and spatially explicit component. Based on expenditure surveys from 2005 and 2007, we will also analyse food demand and vulnerability to various natural risk factors, mainly ENSO drought.

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