This session is to present relevant research from China, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with specific attention to the social and economic dimensions of forest landscape restoration in upland landscapes. Speakers and panelists will address topics related to smallholder management for ecosystem service provision; outcomes of land tenure reallocations, compensation, loan schemes and alternative livelihood programs implemented to offset the opportunity costs of expanding forest cover; aligning restoration goals with production of timber non-timber forest products; and maximizing benefits and reducing social risks of large scale land-use change in the context of climate change and demographic transitions.
Organizers:Louis Putzel (Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia), Zhang Kun (China National Forest Economics and Development Research Center) & Li Yanxia (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, China)
Moderators:Louis Putzel & Zhang Kun
"Who Benefits? Four decades of community-based forest landscape restoration (CBFLR) in Nepal: drivers, processes and achievements"
"Case study of incorporating bamboo into landscape restoration for small holders in China: from planting trees to multi-benefits"
"Incentives for smallholder participation in forest landscape restoration (FLR) – A comparison of cases from China, Ethiopia, and Nepal"
"Shared strengths and limitations of participatory forest management and area exclosures as landscape rehabilitation strategies in Ethiopia"
"How do property rights regimes provide incentives for Forest Landscape Restoration: Comparing evidence from Nepal, China and Ethiopia?"
"Improving and scaling up exclosures as forest land rehabilitation model in Ethiopia: Lessons from Tigray Region"