This session will discuss the policies (and politics), governance, socio-economics and land use practices in swidden landscapes of Southeast Asia, and assess if, and how, REDD+ can have a role to incentivize forest management and equitable development in these landscapes.
Organizers:Grace Wong & Maria Brockhaus (Center for International Forestry Research)
"Mapping a full cycle of swidden cultivation in a Khmu village and its implications for land use stabilization in Laos"
"The politics of swidden: A case study from Nghe An and Son La in Vietnam"
"Risk coping strategies of swidden livelihoods in Laos and the potential role of PES or REDD+ incentives"
"A preliminary assessment of the effect of out-migration on the swidden landscape: A case study in Southern Chin State, Myanmar"
"Prospects for REDD+ in swidden landscapes"