Rural households face numerous shocks – both individual/idiosyncratic (e.g. sickness; loss of livestock) and common (e.g. drought, flood). As household responses vary (e.g. increasing labour supply, sale of agricultural products, increased forest use), this presentation uses survey data from 1,100 households, covering five villages in the Gorongosa National Park buffer zone, Mozambique, to consider whether economic incentives influence household behaviour. It is concluded that Miombo woodlands are important to the household economy considering their support to livelihoods.
Presentation at: ‘PEN: The Long Walk to Impact’, 4th PEN workshop, Barcelona, 8-12 January 2008, 11 pp.