Land-use changes through private agricultural investments have an impact on local communities and their adaptive capacity towards climate change in several ways. Changes in the use of forests change the livelihood possibilities and the availability of ecosystem services. In this project, the adaptive capacity of local communities to land use changes in Mozambique is studied by:
- Mapping of private investments in Mozambique
- Studying the changes in livelihood and availability of ecosystem services in the neighbourhood of selected investment sites
- Evaluating the effect of selected private agricultural investment on the adaptive capacity of local communities to climate change
- Estimating the change in carbon stocks as a result of land use change and the reallocation of local communities to new areas.
Eshetu Yirdaw (UH), Markku Kanninen (UH), Adrián A. Monge Monge (UH), Paula Horne (PTT), Leena Kerkelä PTT, Matleena Kniivilä (PTT), Almeida Sitoe (UEM), Valerio Macandza (UEM), Benard Guedes (UEM)