Community Fire Use, Resource Change and Livelihood Impacts: The Downward Spiral in the Wetlands of Southern Sumatra.

TitleCommunity Fire Use, Resource Change and Livelihood Impacts: The Downward Spiral in the Wetlands of Southern Sumatra.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsChokkalingam U, Suyanto R, Permana P, Kurniawan I, Mannes J, Darmawan A, Khususyiah N, Susanto R
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
JournalMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Pagination32
ISSN1573-1596
Keywordsfire use, livelihoods, wetlands
AbstractFire is an important community wetland management tool in Indonesia, but its increasing use in the wetlands of southern Sumatra is degrading the landscape and diminishing household incomes and livelihood options. We studied evolving community land and fire use, resource and livelihood impacts on two sites of roughly 250 km2 each using satellite image analysis and biological and socio-economic surveys. Uncontrolled fire use expanded over time in relation to sonor or swamp rice cultivation, logging, fishing, grazing, and annual cropping on drained wetlands.
URLhttp://www.worldagroforestry.org/our_products/publications/details?node=49487
DOI10.1007/s11027-006-9038-5