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  • The Network for the Study of Amazonian Livelihoods and Environment (RAVA) was formed in late 2007, being led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and operating in the domain of the Amazon Initiative Consortium, along with educational, research, extension and civil society organizations, operating in 14 research sites in seven countries of the Amazon region. RAVA objectives include: (a) to understand smallholder resource constraints and livelihood opportunities in Amazonian forested landscapes and to develop principles and options for improved resource management systems on their land; (b) to improve understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with integrating agroforestry and smallholder agriculture in the Amazon into landscape approaches to natural resource management and rural livelihood security; (c) to develop methods and approaches to link research findings into improved natural resource management at farm and landscape level in diverse Amazonian contexts, seeking to optimize returns to household income, nutrition and system nutrients; harmonize interactions among adjacent landscape units and resource users; and empower local communities to sustain these efforts; and (d) to create a solid economic regional data set on smallholder household reliance on forests/ agroforests. RAVA activities have been supported during the years 2008 to 2010 by the Institutional Development Fund of the World Bank, along with inputs from the participating institutions in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. RAVA members currently interact in generating the regional database and analyzing the location-specific data, in order to generate publications and contributions to public policy. ======================================================================================================== =================== La Red de Estudios de las Condiciones Amazónicas de Vida y Ambiente (RAVA) fue formada a mediados de 2007, con el objetivo de analizar el uso y la dependencia de las comunidades amazónicas respecto a los recursos naturales, evaluando de qué manera las actividades forestales, agroforestales y agrícolas contribuyen para su bienestar y para la conservación ambiental. La Red es liderada por el Centro Mundial Agroforestal (ICRAF) y actúa en ámbito del Consorcio Internacional Iniciativa Amazónica, junto con instituciones de enseñanza, investigación, extensión y de la sociedad civil, priorizando estudios socio-económicos en 14 localidades de siete países amazónicos. Las actividades de la RAVA han sido apoyadas durante los años 2008 a 2010 por el Fondo de Desarrollo Institucional del Banco Mundial, junto con aportes de las instituciones participantes de la Red. Actualmente los miembros de la RAVA interactúan en el análisis de los datos obtenidos a través del proyecto, con el objetivo de generar publicaciones y documentos de aportes a políticas públicas, como también discutir nuevas necesidades de actuación colaborativa

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  • 2013