Mittwoch, 20. April 2016, 16:15 - 17:45 iCal

ie.talks with Graziano Ceddia

Institutional aspects of deforestation in Latin America: the role of land tenure regimes and indigenous peoples rights

Graziano Ceddia, Associate Professor, Modul University Austria

Seminar Room IE, Department of African Studies
Spitalgasse 2, Courtyard 5, 1090 Vienna


ie.talks - Lecture Series of the Department of Development Studies

About Graziano Ceddia

Discussant: Magdalena Heuwieser

Chair: Rainer Einzenberger


Abstract:Agricultural expansion remains the most important proximate cause of tropical deforestation, while interactions between socio-economic, technological and institutional factors represent the fundamental drivers. First, I will analyse the process of agricultural expansion across eleven Latin American countries over the period 1990–2010 to assess whether, in a context of agricultural intensification, different land tenure regimes impact differently on the realization of land-sparing or Jevons paradox. Subsequently, I will explore a number of open research questions realted to the issue of indigenous peoples rights to land and territory and deforestation in the context of the North Chaco in Western Argentina. The questions stem from a research project recently awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant.

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