Resource management under stressed livelihood conditions: Changing livelihoods and management in the bufferzone of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Kerinci District, Sumatra uri icon

abstract

  • This study is part of a wider research project on the study of the impacts of the economic crisis on rural resource use and livelihood conditions in Indonesia, which has been carried out in the context of a larger KNAW sponsored programme called â??Indonesia in Transitionâ??. Most of the research was carried out during a three and a half year assignment with the Netherlands Directorate for International Cooperation (DGIS), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Bogor, Indonesia, between October ï??997 and May 200ï??. During this period, research concentrated on the role of apparently sustainable forms of indigenous resource management in the forest margins of the Kerinci Seblat National Park, in Kerinci District, Sumatra. The multi-strata agroforests that have been developed in the research area often are championed for their role in conserving a certain degree of on-farm biodiversity through the creation of forest-like structures, which simultaneously provide direct and indirect benefits for livelihood survival and offer a sustainable form of agriculture in bufferzones of National Parks. This database and additional qualitative and printed information, collected roughly from 200ï?? onwards, also offer interesting opportunities for analysing the possible dynamics in rural resource management and livelihood stability during the economic crisis and its aftermath

publication date

  • 2004