CIFOR is taking a closer look at migration and urbanization: not only who is moving and where, but why, and how that choice affects land-use decisions, social dynamics and gender roles.

People have moved across landscapes for millenia, as a strategy to manage their natural resources. Others migrate in search of better work, education, health care or security, sending remittances back that are transforming the economies of their home countries. Yet not enough is known about how this is impacting rural communities and landscapes. 

CIFOR and partners are uncovering the patterns of migration in various countries, in order to improve the equity and effectiveness of forest management projects and policies. 

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