Farmer's adaptation capacities to forest conservation constraints in the ranomafana-andringitra corridor (madagascar) perspective for an integrated land planning

Abstract : This PhD study shows that it is possible to better reconcile tropical forest conservation and development of family agricultures by seeking bases for the action, not in the configuration of the resources to be protected, but in the agricultural land use strategies and the associated development processes which are compatible with conservation objectives. The assumption tested is that an integrated land planning of local territories constitutes an approach which makes it possible to meet this aim. To tackle the question of how farmers' adaptation capacities are embedded in territories by using concepts and tools from agronomy and geography allowed to examine relationship between agriculture and conservation stakes in a dynamic perspective. The heterogeneity of adaptation capacities at local and regional scales led to identify new territorial units and actors that should be integrated in land planning policies. The methodological approach based on graphic modeling also made it possible to implement a participative research in order to validate the results with the local and regional actors and also to involve them in a collective reflexion on land planning possibilities for conservation and development. The framework could be useful for any other research dealing with the interactions between environmental measures and the sustainability of family agricultures.
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Aurélie Toillier. Farmer's adaptation capacities to forest conservation constraints in the ranomafana-andringitra corridor (madagascar) perspective for an integrated land planning. Life Sciences [q-bio]. AgroParisTech, 2009. English. ⟨NNT : 2009AGPT0020⟩. ⟨pastel-00005192⟩

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