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Paths of diversification: Land use, livelihood strategies and social learning along the aging of a land reform settlement in Acre, Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Ludewigs, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Brondizio, Eduardo S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-04T01:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-04T01:38:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Ludewigs, T. and E. S. Brondizio. 2009. The paths of diversification: Land-use and livelihood strategies along the aging of a land reform settlement in Acre, Brazil. Amazonica: Journal of Anthropology 1(2): 330-367. en
dc.identifier.uri http://www.periodicos.ufpa.br/index.php/amazonica/article/view/298/476 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/13931
dc.description Copyright 2009 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Sociais en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the story of settlers overcoming challenges common to the environment of expanding agricultural frontiers, and how this is reflected on the land-use and livelihood choices that unfold with the aging of settlements. The study site is a land reform project in the State of Acre, Brazil. We found that most families seek to diversify their livelihood strategies and take advantage of new opportunities as a way to cope with income uncertainties largely present on the frontier setting. As in other parts of the Amazon, cattle-ranching is the single most important activity to secure income, but complementary activities such as agroforestry and fish breeding are key for economic security and improvements. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Sociais en
dc.subject land-use, Acre, Amazonia en
dc.title Paths of diversification: Land use, livelihood strategies and social learning along the aging of a land reform settlement in Acre, Brazil en
dc.type Article en


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