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See detailAssisted Natural Regeneration in slash-and-burn agriculture: Results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Peltier, Régis; Dubiez, Emilien; Diowo, Simon et al

in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (2014), 321(3), 67-79

Human impacts on natural tropical forests in Central Africa are to a large extent linked to shifting cultivation and fuelwood extraction in peri-urban areas. This is especially true around the city of ... [more ▼]

Human impacts on natural tropical forests in Central Africa are to a large extent linked to shifting cultivation and fuelwood extraction in peri-urban areas. This is especially true around the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is why research was conducted in 2010 by the Makala Project in the city’s fuelwood supply basin. The aims were to adapt and test Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR), improve slash-andburn crop systems and contribute to the enrichment of forest fallows. Prior to slashing and burning, useful trees were selected for protection. Then, during cropping, the germination and multiplication of stump shoots and root suckers from existing local forest species were promoted by selective weeding, thinning, and pruning. Monitoring of the test areas found low survival rates for old trees conserved before the land was slashed and burned, due to the difficulty of controlling the fires. This means that the technique can only be used for the edges of plots, by gradually enriching hedgerows. In contrast, stumps shoots and root suckers from natural forest species protected by ANR during agricultural weeding grew rapidly inside the plots, thus rapidly establishing woody fallows without the need for costly inputs or heavy labour. In 2014, three and a half years after slashing and burning, biodiversity and biomass in these fallows is greater than in non-ANR fallows. Better charcoal and crop productivity and a slower rate of forest transition into savannah are expected. However, social acceptance, a critical factor in the large-scale dissemination of this innovation, must be investigated in the light of potential developments in traditional and modern land tenure rights. [less ▲]

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See detailLa maquette interactive, un outil novateur de participation
Larzilière, Adélaïde; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Dubiez, Emilien et al

in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (2013), 315(1), 21-28

Henceforth, timber extraction to supply cities with fuelwood has become a major cause of deforestation in Central Africa. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, wood accounts for 90% of domestic fuel demand ... [more ▼]

Henceforth, timber extraction to supply cities with fuelwood has become a major cause of deforestation in Central Africa. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, wood accounts for 90% of domestic fuel demand and resources are increasingly over-exploited. This study addresses the issue of securing sustainable fuelwood supplies for the city of Kinshasa through sustainable management of degraded peri-urban forests in village lands, which are the main sources of supply. Management can only become sustainable with the participation of the main players involved, which are the village communities themselves. The question of participation focused primarily on taking all opinions into consideration in decisionmaking. During the design and negotiation phases for the implementation of simple management plans, a novel means of facilitation was developed in the form of an interactive scale model. This is effectively a modular tool for mapping in relief, made up of painted wooden elements that are used to create a miniature scale model of the village and its lands. The kit includes vignettes illustrating the different issues at stake in the negotiations. These models are very easy to use, by the village communities as well as by the project agents, and have not only greatly contributed to the quality and intensity of communication but also stimulated constructive thinking. Their effectiveness is nevertheless dependent on a sound prior understanding of the village community and its internal issues. As well as a simple tool to aid decision-making, it also addresses the question of real knowledge sharing, which is a key factor in the development of coherent, realistic and equitable agreements on management. [less ▲]

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See detailLa régénération naturelle assistée, un outil pour rendre les jachères plus productives
Peltier, Régis; Marquant, Baptiste; Gigaud, Morgan et al

in Louppe, Dominique; Larzillière, Adélaïde (Eds.) Quand la ville mange la forêt : les défis du bois-énergie en Afrique centrale (2013)

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See detailLes plans simples de gestion pour les ressources des communautés
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Larzillière, Adélaïde et al

in Louppe, Dominique; Larzillière, Adélaïde (Eds.) Quand la ville mange la forêt : les défis du bois-énergie en Afrique centrale (2013)

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See detailUne démarche participative pour un partage des connaissances
Larzilière, Adélaïde; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Dubiez, Emilien et al

in Louppe, Dominique; Larzilière, Adélaïde (Eds.) Quand la ville mange la forêt : les défis du bois-énergie en Afrique centrale (2013)

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See detailLes plantations villageoises de bois énergie : une approche participative pour réduire la déforestation
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Dubiez, Emilien; Peltier, Régis et al

Conference (2012, October 24)

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