Yunnan-China activities and field sites

I-REDD+ research in China is led by the field site coordinator KIB. Research focuses on Manlin Administrative Village, Xiangming Township in Xishuagbanna Prefecture, Yunnan province. Within the administrative village, the two natural villages, Manlin and Mansai, are under specific study by I-REDD+.

The area has seen rapid land use change in the past decades with rubber replacing the traditional shifting cultivation system, 'forest tea' being integrated in remaining forest areas and banana and commercial vegetables replacing wet rice cultivation. There are existing schemes whereby villagers are paid small amounts for the forests that are conserved on their land.

See further description of the region in I-REDD+ deliverable 3.1

By Cope Media