CIFOR-PEN and its partners are organising a two-day science workshop with the aims to:
Present and critically review recent research findings on the importance of forest and environmental resources to rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation
Present papers from which a selection will be made for a special issue of a journal
Identify policy implications to feed into the conference that follows (www.cifor.org/pen/london-conference)
discuss research methods and priorities for future research.
The program seeks a balance between papers using the PEN dataset (case studies and global papers) and from other projects. We welcome all types of papers, but especially encourage quantitative studies of the forest–poverty interface; forests and livelihoods; and how local institutions, ecological conditions, market forces and government policies influence this interface.
Researchers are invited to submit a one-page abstract by 1 March 2011.