Institutions and Natural Resource Management in the Andes: Advocacy and Action Coalitions Research in Ecuador and Peru
Iowa State University
Fundacion Heifer, Ecuador; Instituto de Estudios Ecuatorianos, Ecuador; Grupo Yanapai, Peru; Quilcas, Junin, Peru
Jan L. Flora; Cornelia Flora
The overall purpose of this project is to increase the sustainability of Andean landscapes and lifescapes through im- proved natural resource management partnerships and decisions. The research assesses ways in which local communities empower themselves for place-based development by strengthening both bridging and bonding social capital and building advocacy/action coalitions of market, state, and civil-society entities around common desired futures.
The objectives of this activity are to: 1. Identify and analyze Sustainable Natural Resource Management (SNRM) issues and decision points within local,regional, national and international contexts. 2. Develop Decision Support tools that encourage SNRM strategies appropriate for different institutional levels and different institutional actors. 3. Disseminate SNRM Decision Support (DS) tools and publications to appropriate actors at appropriate levels throughout the Andes and beyond; Train people to implement and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of DS tools.