Restoration through formalization? Assessing the potential of Peru’s Agroforestry Concessions scheme to contribute to restoration in agricultural frontiers in the Amazon region uri icon

abstract

  • Agroforestry Concessions are an innovative legal provision of the Forest Law of Peru. Granted to farmers at the agricultural frontier and conditioned on the compliance with the maintenance of tree cover and the adoption of agroforestry and soil and water conservation practices, Agroforestry Concessions have the potential of a win-win option to meet country pledges to 20 Ã? 20 Restoration Initiative. The case study, conducted in one of the oldest deforestation frontier of Amazon, shows that the pathway for this mechanism to succeed starts from the recognition of local agroforestry practices including fallow-based systems and the understanding of the shift in farmersâ?? livelihoods this mechanism might require. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

publication date

  • 2016
  • 2016

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