Zorrilla-Miras, P.; Matediane, J.; Mahamane, M.; Nhantumbo, I.; Varela, R.; Metzger, M.J.; Patenaude, G.

Scenarios of future land use change in Mozambique (2014 and 2015)

Data comprise scenarios of how land use can be in the future and how will it affect ecosystem services in rural Mozambique. The scenarios were constructed from information gathered at five workshops held in Maputo, Xai Xai, Quelimane and Lichinga in 2014 and 2015. The objective of the workshops was to examine aspects that influence well-being (e.g. ecosystem services) and their causes (e.g. change in land use) in the Miombo woodland area of rural Mozambique and identify actions that could contribute to poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation. The final objective was to construct scenarios of how the land use can be in Mozambique in the future (2035).

The data were collected as part of the Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands (ACES) project and were funded by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, funded by NERC, the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DfID), the three are government organizations from UK. The project was led by the University of Edinburgh, with the collaboration of the Universidad Mondlane, the IIED, and other organizations.

Publication date: 2018-11-06

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Format of the dataset : rich text format

You must cite: Zorrilla-Miras, P.; Matediane, J.; Mahamane, M.; Nhantumbo, I.; Varela, R.; Metzger, M.J.; Patenaude, G. (2018). Scenarios of future land use change in Mozambique (2014 and 2015). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/97c65c35-1db5-49d5-8ee0-ae5c7b699634


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Study area
Temporal extent
2014-08-01    to    2015-12-31

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Making the links between woodlands and wellbeing: a multi-stakeholder approach. Isilda Nhantumbo, Pedro Zorrilla Miras, Maria Julieta Matediane, Genevieve Patenaude, Marc Metzger, James Paterson, Luis Artur, Mansour Mahamane, Almeida Sitoe

Provenance & quality

The data were collected during the development of 5 workshops. The workshops were divided in two parts, one devoted to Bayesian belief networks (BBN) and the second to scenario construction.

The data was collected in different ways and formats: 1) one to three persons took notes during the workshops; 2) we recorded most of the discussions after obtaining the acceptance from the participants for doing so; 3) we took pictures of the materials generated, with the necessary quality to read and interpret the content.

Two persons were in charge of writing down the results from the workshops in the presented documents: one of them wrote a first version, which was then reviewed by a second person. Both persons had been present during the workshops. Both of them did a final review of the documents, and then were approved as official results from the project.

Correspondence/contact details

Pedro Zorrilla-Miras
Icatalist, S.L.
Calle Real 22, 1d 28231, Las Rozas


Zorrilla-Miras, P.
Icatalist, S.L.
Matediane, J.
IUCN Mozambique
Mahamane, M.
University of Diffa, Niger
Nhantumbo, I.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Varela, R.
Metzger, M.J.
The University of Edinburgh
Patenaude, G.
The University of Edinburgh

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system


Topic categories
ACES,  ESPA programme,  Maputo Mozambique scenario,  Xai Xai