A tree grows in Haiti : a suitability and political ecological analysis of potential bamboo reforestation in Haiti

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dc.contributor.advisor Sletto, Bjørn
dc.creator Lundi, Daphne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T14:18:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T14:18:01Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-08-06
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5218
dc.description.abstract In Haiti's largely agrarian society as well as in many other islands in the Caribbean, deforestation has become an issue that has long term, negative consequences for the livelihood of farmers and the ability of the nation as a whole to rebound after natural disasters, a frequent occurrence in Haiti. I examine past reforestation attempts in Haiti through a literature review using a political ecological framework, and I explore experiences with bamboo as a reforestation crop and its potential in the Haitian context. Drawing on this research, I conduct a GIS analysis of potential reforestation sites using bamboo in Haiti by (1) investigating and categorizing the ecological, economic and social conditions that are favorable for bamboo production, and, based on this research, (2) identifying areas particularly suitable for reforestation programs using bamboo. I conclude by providing planning and policy recommendations for appropriate production of bamboo for reforestation in Haiti.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Haiti
dc.subject Reforestation
dc.subject GIS
dc.title A tree grows in Haiti : a suitability and political ecological analysis of potential bamboo reforestation in Haiti
dc.date.updated 2012-08-06T14:18:09Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5218
dc.contributor.committeeMember Paterson, Robert
dc.description.department Architecture, School of
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Architecture, School of
thesis.degree.discipline Community and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning

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