This aggregation contains socio-economic datasets from gradients of different land uses, collected as part of the Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands (ACES) project. ACES examined how woodland loss changed ecosystem services and affected the wellbeing of the rural poor in Mozambique.
Datasets included in this collection include: Causal diagrams linking rural well-being with forest ecosystem services in Mozambique (2014 and 2015), Charcoal value chain in southern Mozambique, Local tree names, uses and species identification in Mozambique, Qualitative data on socio-economic characteristics from seven villages in Mabalane, Mozambique, Qualitative data on socio-economic characteristics from ten villages in Gurue, Mozambique, Rural smallholder agricultural field management surveys across Mozambique, Scenarios of future land use change in Mozambique (2014 and 2015), Social data on human wildlife conflict in ten rural communities of Marrupa, Northern Mozambique, Soya value chain in central Mozambique and Structure and composition of woodlands across Mozambique and Woody biomass maps of Mabalane, Gurue, and Maruppa, Mozambique.
The ACES research project was funded by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme and involved scientists and practitioners from Mozambique, the UK, Sweden, Zimbabwe and Brazil. The aim was to understand how the livelihoods of rural people in the miombo and mopane woodlands of Mozambique change when the landscape was converted from woodlands to agriculture.
ESPA was a 9-year UK research programme co-funded by DFID, NERC & ESRC to explore the links between the environment and human wellbeing.