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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 detailEvolution de la ressource ligneuse et des stocks de carbone dans le bassin d’approvisionnement en bois énergie de la ville de Kinshasa (RDC)
Dubiez, Emilien; Gond, Valery; Peltier, Régis et al

Conference (2013, April)

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See detailEvolution de la ressource ligneuse et des stocks de carbone
Marien, Jean-Noel; Bisiaux, F.; Boulogne, M. et al

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Entre 2010 et 2012, une étude complexe a été menée pour apporter des éléments qualitatifs et quantitatifs fiables sur l’évolution de la ressource ligneuse sur le bassin d’approvisionnement en bois énergie ... [more ▼]

Entre 2010 et 2012, une étude complexe a été menée pour apporter des éléments qualitatifs et quantitatifs fiables sur l’évolution de la ressource ligneuse sur le bassin d’approvisionnement en bois énergie de Kinshasa. Cette étude pluridisciplinaire (Figure 1) a mobilisé l’analyse d’images satellites, la cartographie, les inventaires forestiers, la dendrométrie, des études sur la carbonisation traditionnelle et la compréhension des dynamiques sociales et économiques des zones d’étude. En plus d’analyser l’évolution de la couverture forestière sur la période de suivi (1984-2012), ce travail a permis de quantifier pour la première fois, sur des bases scientifiques et des méthodologies solides, les stocks de biomasse aérienne et de carbone ainsi que leur évolution. Après calage avec les standards REDD+, ces informations devraient se révéler très utiles dans la perspective des futurs projets REDD+ en Afrique centrale. Cette étude couvre une superficie de 900 000 ha située sur le plateau Batéké et au Bas Congo. La zone d’étude concerne près de 80% de l’approvisionnement total en bois énergie de l’agglomération de Kinshasa (Figure 2). [less ▲]

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See detailSécuriser la source de bois-énergie : de la réflexion à l'action
Marien, Jean-Noel; Bisiaux, Franck; Dubiez, Emilien 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 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 detailPlan Simple de Gestion : un outil de gestion de la ressource bois énergie dans les espaces périurbains
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Larzillière, Adélaïde et al

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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 detailLe paysage comme outil d’aménagement des terroirs villageois
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Tonneau, Jean-Philippe et al

in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (2013), 315(1), 11-20

The management of fuelwood in periurban areas has become a major concern in Central Africa, where growing demand for fuelwood is rapidly increasing the radius of deforestation around its cities. The ... [more ▼]

The management of fuelwood in periurban areas has become a major concern in Central Africa, where growing demand for fuelwood is rapidly increasing the radius of deforestation around its cities. The village communities within these areas are living in an environment that has become degraded to the point where forest ecosystems and their associated goods and services have almost disappeared. The over-exploitation of these areas demands new thinking on the management of community lands. This paper presents a simple management planning approach for community areas. The article discusses the relevance of a management approach based on landscape as perceived and used by the local populations themselves. The structure of these landscapes has evolved with each community’s pattern of social organization, practices and rules of access to resources, all of which translate into the typology of a local landscape in daily use. This typology has been called upon to strengthen community appropriation and implementation of development concepts. In contrast with the community forestry approach that has developed in Central Africa for several years, this approach is built around a participatory, iterative, step-by-step process that allows endogenous groups to bring their own vision of their landscape into decision- making, to facilitate discussions around village land management issues and to contribute to the rehabilitation of degraded forest areas. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Régénération Naturell e Assistée, un outil efficace pour endiguer la savanisation des forêts galeries du plateau Batéké en RD Congo ?
Peltier, Régis; Perroches, Adrien; Marquant, Baptiste et al

Poster (2012, October 24)

L’agriculture itinérante sur brûlis et l’extraction du bois énergie sont les principales causes de dégradation des forêts d’Afrique Centrale. La Régénération Naturelle Assistée (RNA) des jeunes arbres ... [more ▼]

L’agriculture itinérante sur brûlis et l’extraction du bois énergie sont les principales causes de dégradation des forêts d’Afrique Centrale. La Régénération Naturelle Assistée (RNA) des jeunes arbres dans les parcelles cultivées, un outil de gestion appliqué avec succès depuis plus de vingt ans au Sahel (Larwanou et al, 2006), a été expérimentée en zone tropicale humide avec des villageois de République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) par le projet européen Makala, depuis 2010. La RNA pourrait constituer une solution viable pour lutter contre la savanisation des dernières forêts galeries du plateau Batéké, tout en pérennisant les productions agricoles et de charbon. [less ▲]

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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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See detailPlan Simple de Gestion à vocation de production de bois énergie
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Larzilière, Adélaïde

E-print/Working paper (2012)

Les zones d’interventions du Projet Makala présentent des contextes différents liés à l’occupation spatiale coutumière, l’organisation des structures sociales traditionnelles (lignage, clan, chefferie ... [more ▼]

Les zones d’interventions du Projet Makala présentent des contextes différents liés à l’occupation spatiale coutumière, l’organisation des structures sociales traditionnelles (lignage, clan, chefferie coutumière), les types de formations végétales présentes dans la zone et les activités principales des populations. L’ensemble de ces éléments structure l’intervention du projet dans son objectif d’aménagement des espaces forestiers périurbains dégradés. Des enquêtes d’identification du finage et des terroirs villageois partenaires ont d’abord été réalisées pour caractériser le contexte social et environnemental d’intervention. Les données recueillies ont constituées la base de travail de la construction du processus d’élaboration des Plans Simples de Gestion (PSG). Le présent document présente les étapes structurant le PSG, l’outil de démarche participatif permettant une appropriation collective du processus et les activités techniques développées pour la reconstitution des espaces forestiers dégradés. [less ▲]

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See detailModule 3, techniques de reconstitution forestière
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

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See detailManaging forest resources to secure wood energy supply for urban centers: the case of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Peltier, Régis et al

in Nature et Faune (2012), 26(2), 52-56

The management of wood energy has become a major concern for the international community and is the focus of debates in Central Africa. The Makala Project, funded by the EU, fits within this context with ... [more ▼]

The management of wood energy has become a major concern for the international community and is the focus of debates in Central Africa. The Makala Project, funded by the EU, fits within this context with the objective of securing the supply of wood energy to urban centers. Over the past three years, various forest resources management techniques have been designed and an assessment of the wood energy sector has been conducted in Kinshasa. Various technical itineraries have been proposed for the management of areas dedicated to thesupply of wood energy at various levels, from the farming plot to the village land, and from the individual approach to the collective approach. This article provides a snapshot of the activities developed by the Makala Project to improve the management of periurban forest ecosystems and to secure the supply in wood energy. [less ▲]

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See detailManage depleated lands on the outskirts of Kinshasa. A landscape approach for a simple management plan development.
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Dubiez, Emilien; Peltier, Régis et al

Conference (2011, November)

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See detailAssisted Natural Regeneration (ANR): a tool for degraded tropical forests rehabilitation in Central Africa
Peltier, Régis; Proces, Pierre; Marquant, Baptiste et al

Conference (2011, November)

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See detailModule 3, techniques de reconstitution forestière
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

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See detailEnjeux fonciers, exploitation des ressources naturelles et Forêts des Communautés Locales en périphérie de Kinshasa, RDC
Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Dubiez, Emilien; Procès, Pierre et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2011), 15(4), 535-544

Peri-urban forests are under strong anthropic pressure. Any activity needs a previous identification of stakeholders, landscape perception, socio-economic trends in local communities and their ... [more ▼]

Peri-urban forests are under strong anthropic pressure. Any activity needs a previous identification of stakeholders, landscape perception, socio-economic trends in local communities and their relationships with land and natural resources. Kinshasa (capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC) is a 10 millions inhabitants city with rapid growth and increasing impacts on surrounding villages linked with forest natural resources. This paper describes the relationship amongst local communities stakeholders and their relations with land areas and wood resources. Two areas surrounding Kinshasa (Bas-Congo and Bateke Plateaux) are considered as major fuel-wood and charcoal supply zones for the city. Those two areas are different in terms of land pressure (very high in Bas-Congo and focused on riparian forests on Bateke Plateaux), but show the same pattern of overuse of the forest and woody natural resources. In both areas, local management of forest resources by the traditional authorities (heads of village or lineage) has failed. Local population willingness for reforestation and forest restoration activities is much more important in Bas-Congo than on Bateke Plateaux. In both areas, shifting cultivation due to slash and burn practices for agricultural and charcoal practices are more and more quick. This has strong negative impact on the potential of regeneration process with local forest species. Sustainability of forest natural resources management by communities is discussed in regard to the on going negotiations on community based forest management regulations. [less ▲]

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See detailDE LA CULTURE ITINERANTE SUR BRULIS AUX JACHERES ENRICHIES PRODUCTRICES DE CHARBON DE BOIS, EN R. D. DU CONGO
Peltier, Régis; Bisiaux, Franck; Dubiez, Emilien et al

Conference (2010)

—From slash-and-burn to slash-and-charcoal in R.D. Congo Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has some 8 million inhabitants and is mainly surrounded by savanna and patches of ... [more ▼]

—From slash-and-burn to slash-and-charcoal in R.D. Congo Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has some 8 million inhabitants and is mainly surrounded by savanna and patches of degraded forest. Estimated fuelwood consumption is in the range of 3 to 6 million tones of fuelwood equivalent per year (representing 0.6 to 1.2 MT of charcoal per year if all the wood were charcoaled). The Mampu project was designed as the pilot phase of a reforestation project covering 100 000 hectares of sandy soil on the Bateke plateau and aiming to remedy wood and charcoal scarcities. Despite the conflicts, about 8000 hectares of Acacia auriculiformis were planted, mainly from 1987 to 1993. From about 1994, the Mampu plantation was divided into 25 hectare plots for 320 farming families. Cultivation mainly follows the agroforestry pattern based on improved fallows, which draws on traditional slash-and-burn farming. Total charcoal production from the plantation varies from 8 000 to 12 000 tonnes per year, in addition to 10 000 T/year of cassava, 1 200 T/year of maize and 6 T/year of honey. The success of the project is an incentive to apply the model to the savanna lands on the Bateke plateaus, taking traditional land rights into consideration and continuing activities to diversify and process production locally. This will help to cover a larger share of urban needs for renewable energy while also creating rural employment. However, other agroforestry systems deserve to be tested or developed for different ecological and social or economic conditions across the country, such as management of the natural regrowth of local multiple-use species as applied with the traditional system of fallow enrichment (Nkunku) in the Lower Congo. [less ▲]

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