Population and Environment Relationships
This study was designed to investigate the reciprocal relationships between population processes and the local environment. The purpose was to investigate: (a) to what extent do marriage timing, household fission, childbearing, and migration influence land use and flora diversity?, (b) to what extent do land use and flora diversity influence marriage, household fission, childbearing and migration?, (c) to what extent do agricultural and consumption patterns link population processes to environmental outcomes?, and (d) to what extent are the observed relationships between population processes and the environment produced by exogenous changes in the social, economic and institutional context? This study builds directly on the CVFS and uses the same study area and population.
This study gathered information about household consumption, farming, and neighborhood land use. This study has drawn 265 flora sample plots from the surrounding forests, grasslands, and common lands to collect flora diversity data.
The data collection activities were first launched in 1996 and repeated in 2001 and 2006. Seasonal updates of agricultural activities have also been collected from 1997 to 1999 as part of this study.