The paper investigates the deforestation process in the Mau Forest (Kenya), highlighting the actors involved and the underlying relations of power. The proximate causes of the deforestation are three: agriculture, wood production and infrastructures. In this context of pressure on natural resources, local communities have developed different projects to reduce deforestation and promote alternative development strategies, especially through the Community Forest Associations (CFAs). These dynamics show that deforestation is a complex issue whose solutions lie primarily outside the forest itself and that it should be tackled with suitable policies on crucial issues such as land, agriculture, infrastructure and indigenous peoples.

Relations of power driving tropical deforestation: a case study from the Mau Forest (Kenya) = Relations de pouvoir entraînant la déforestation tropicale : une étude de cas dans la forêt Mau (Kenya) / S. Albertazzi, V. Bini, A. Lindon, G. Trivellini. - In: BELGEO. - ISSN 1377-2368. - 2018:2(2018), pp. 1-19. [10.4000/belgeo.24223]

Relations of power driving tropical deforestation: a case study from the Mau Forest (Kenya) = Relations de pouvoir entraînant la déforestation tropicale : une étude de cas dans la forêt Mau (Kenya)

S. Albertazzi;V. Bini;
2018

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The paper investigates the deforestation process in the Mau Forest (Kenya), highlighting the actors involved and the underlying relations of power. The proximate causes of the deforestation are three: agriculture, wood production and infrastructures. In this context of pressure on natural resources, local communities have developed different projects to reduce deforestation and promote alternative development strategies, especially through the Community Forest Associations (CFAs). These dynamics show that deforestation is a complex issue whose solutions lie primarily outside the forest itself and that it should be tackled with suitable policies on crucial issues such as land, agriculture, infrastructure and indigenous peoples.
L’article analyse le processus de déforestation dans la Forêt Mau (Kenya) et met l’accent sur les acteurs impliqués et les relations de pouvoir sous-jacentes. Les causes directes de la déforestation sont trois : l'agriculture, la production de bois et les infrastructures. Dans ce contexte de pression sur les ressources naturelles, les communautés locales ont développé différents projets visant à réduire la déforestation et à promouvoir des stratégies de développement alternatives, en particulier à travers l’action des Associations Communautaires de gestion de la Forêt (CFAs). Ces dynamiques montrent que la déforestation est une question complexe dont les solutions se situent principalement en dehors de la forêt et devraient être abordées à travers des politiques appropriées sur des questions cruciales telles que la terre, l'agriculture, les infrastructures et les peuples autochtones.
deforestation; political ecology; Kenya; déforestation; écologie politique
Settore M-GGR/01 - Geografia
Settore M-GGR/02 - Geografia Economico-Politica
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