Agroforestry on an active volcanic small island in Indonesia: prospering with adversity

Rampengan, Mercy Maggie Franky, Boedhihartono, Agni Klintuni, Margules, Chris, Sayer, Jeffrey, Law, Lisa, Gaillard, Jean-Christophe, Ong, Thi Ngan Tien, and Tran, Thi My Linh (2016) Agroforestry on an active volcanic small island in Indonesia: prospering with adversity. Geographical Research, 54 (1). pp. 19-34.

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Abstract

This paper draws on the literature on agroforestry, disaster risk reduction, and livelihoods of people on small islands as it applies to a community prospering in conditions of adversity in Kinali village on Siau Island, Indonesia. Siau Island produces between one-third and one-half of all nutmeg and mace exported from Indonesia. The Kinali community has adopted strategies that enable it to prosper in spite of the risks of living on a small island with an active volcano. The paper charts the sociocultural dynamics of the village and examines how local coping mechanisms based on an agroforestry economy have assisted villagers in dealing with the multiple hazards and constraints arising from the biophysical characteristics of their island. The paper thus contributes to more informed responses to managing volcanic risk.

Item ID: 43921
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: agroforestry; disaster risk reduction; livelihoods; small islands; hazards; volcanic risks
ISSN: 1745-5871
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 01:43
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961003 Natural Hazards in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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