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How to engage with participants in field research

“Your aim in communicating effectively with communities is to build mutual trust and improve the buy-in that will sustain your research project, as well as making the experience as beneficial to the community as possible.” This and many others experiences are shared by Obidimma Ezezika on the SciDevNet website. Obidimma is the CEO of the […]

Welcome to Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems Through trade-off Scenarios

The ASSETS project aims to explicitly quantify the linkages between ecosystem services that affect – and are affected by – food security and nutritional health for the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface. The project proposes to integrate a suite of complexity tools and cutting edge models with more traditional participatory assessments in the field within a modified version of the Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Response methodological framework to: identify how dynamic stocks and flows of ecosystem services at the landscape scale translate to local-level nutritional diets and health; and inform policy makers on how future land use and climate change will affect both food security and the ecosystem services associated with it.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Sat
all-day ASSETS Team meets in Pucallpa
ASSETS Team meets in Pucallpa
Sep 20 – Sep 26 all-day
Modellers and social scientist of the ASSETS team meet to discuss latest data collections, visits the field sites and start working on joint publications.
Sep
7
Mon
all-day XIV World Forestry Congress
XIV World Forestry Congress
Sep 7 – Sep 11 all-day
XIV World Forestry Congress @ Durban | KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa
Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future Preliminary Website

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