Forests, Trees and Agroforestry | Research Methods

Research Methods

The sentinel landscape framework has been developed to collect baseline data on people’s livelihood, cropping systems and utilization of tree and forest resources for monitoring purposes using a set of standardized variables, both socio-economic as well as biophysical to assess the relationship between livelihoods and land health in forested landscapes, which have been exposed to various forms of land-use change. Several types of research instruments have been prototyped based on existing surveys instruments including IFRI, stages of progress methodology and Land Degradation Surveillance Framework: