Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. When browsing the site, you are consenting its use. Learn more

I understood

CAJU - Cashew in West Africa: socio-economic and environmental challenges of an expanding cash crop

CAJU - Cashew in West Africa: socio-economic and environmental challenges of an expanding cash crop

In Guinea-Bissau, traditional subsistence farming is being replaced by cashew plantations. As the area of cashew orchards increases, the land devoted to fallow or other cultures diminishes and the natural vegetation becomes increasingly fragmented. On the other hand, the demand on services provided by the natural ecosystems may be increasing, leading to a greater pressure over the remnant patches of natural vegetation.

This project takes a multidisciplinary approach (combining ecological surveys, ethnographic studies and remote sensing) to address the impacts of the cashew boom on rural livelihoods, ecosystem services and biodiversity. The study area includes 21 villages in the eastern region of Guinea-Bissau (between the cities of Bafatá and Gabú).

Team
Principal Investigator
Luís Miguel Fazendeiro Catarino

Luís Miguel Fazendeiro Catarino

Position: Principal Researcher
Group:
TROPBIO
View
Researchers
Luís Fernando Marques Mendes

Luís Fernando Marques Mendes

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
Group:
TROPBIO
View
Luís Manuel Abecasis Palma

Luís Manuel Abecasis Palma

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
Group:
APPLECOL
View
Luís Miguel Nunes Valente Afonso Reino

Luís Miguel Nunes Valente Afonso Reino

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
APPLECOL
View
Pedro Beja

Pedro Beja

Position: Associate Director of Operations, Fund Raising and Knowledge Transfer
Groups:
APPLECOL, COMPBIO
View
Rui Paulo Nóbrega Figueira

Rui Paulo Nóbrega Figueira

Position: Principal Researcher
Group:
TROPBIO
View
Students
Sasha Marques de Vasconcelos

Sasha Marques de Vasconcelos

Position: PhD Student
Group:
APPLECOL
View
Technical Staff
Patrícia Alexandra Santos Rodrigues

Patrícia Alexandra Santos Rodrigues

Position: Collaborator
Group:
TROPBIO
View
Other members
Duarte Pedro Jácome Félix Oom, Marina Augusta Pereira Padrão Temudo, Maria José Alves do Rio Perestrelo de Vasconcelos, Ana Isabel Rosa Cabral, Viriato Luis Soares Cassamá, Marco Paulo Cristo Mirinha, Yusufo Awa Pereira de Menezes,
State
Concluded
Proponent Institution
Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical,I.P. (IICT) (IICT/MNE)
Funded by
FCT
Dates
2012 (Duration: 3 years)
Participant Institutions
Direcção Geral do Ambiente, Instituto da Biodiversidade e das Áreas Protegidas (IBAP), Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/UP), Secretaria de Estado do Ambiente e do Desenvolvimento Durável (DGA)
Reference
PTDC/AFR/117785/2010
Share this: