Additional Info

  • Full Name: Catalina Trujillo Osorio
  • Nationality: Colombian
  • Institution / University: FundaciĆ³n Omacha
  • Title of the Research Project: Markets, consumption and sustainability at the indigenous riverside communities of Colombian Amazon
  • Granted during: 2007
  • Research Proyect Country: Colombia
  • Status: Former Fellow
  • Summary: We analyze the use of forest products and services for income generation among indigenous households in the Colombian Amazon. We find that families rely on a wide portfolio of market and subsistence activities. These activities change when households have increased access to markets, and as household income levels rise. Market integration decreases the dependency on environment (as a share of household income), but increases the extraction of forest products in absolute terms. Increases in total household income are thus associated with both more market income and more income from forest extraction. As markets open and household incomes increase, pressures on environmental resources and from agroforestry activities will likely also increase. Key words: Market integration, Environmental incomes, Forest dependency, Tropical forest, Indigenous, Amazon.
  • Subject: Forest, Land Use and Agriculture
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