Partnerships for Rural Prosperity at the Forest Margins.

TitlePartnerships for Rural Prosperity at the Forest Margins.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsTimmer D, Tomich T, Lewis J, Garrity D, Liu S, Chater S
Conference NameOpen Meeting of the Global Environmental Change Research Community
Date PublishedOctober 2003
PublisherASB Partnership
Conference LocationMontreal, Canada.
Keywordscrosscutting assessment, Tropical forest margins
AbstractFarming is the basis for most developing country economies, and for the livelihoods of most of the poor in the developing world. Overcoming hunger and poverty are only possible if the small farm becomes a more productive and profitable business. The Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme (ASB), a system-wide initiative of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), is looking at what this means for the rural poor living on the border between forest and agricultural land in the humid tropics.