Terrace Talk #3 with Dr. Miriam Romero
"Oil Palm Farmers and Protecting the Environment"
You are invited to join the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia Regional Office's Terrace Talk #3: "Oil Palm Farmers and Protecting the Environment"
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 at 18:00 - 20:00
at Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia Regional Office
75 Sukhumvit 53 (Paidee-Madee)
Klongton Neua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
(Near BTS Station Thonglor)
Snacks and Refreshment will be provided however seats are limited
Reservation: Please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Terrace Talk #3 please write your name and affiliation.
Speaker: Dr. Miriam Romero will share with us about her research on "Reducing Ecological Damages While Preserving Livelihoods: Helping Oil Palm Farmers to Protect Their Environment"
Two narratives dominate the debate on the expansion of the oil palm cultivation. The first narrative focuses on the destruction of forest or agroforestry systems and their transformation into oil palm monoculture plantations. It identifies the massive threat that this development deals to the environment’s capacity to preserve and provide biological processes and components of an ecosystem. The second narrative shows how oil palm cultivation improves the livelihoods of rural households by increasing their income and nutrition. Both narratives are supported by scientific evidence, and they need to be thought together when aiming to improve the ecological and economical sustainability in the production areas.
Dr. Miriam Romero is a researcher on Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, she obtained her PhD from University of Göttingen Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Germany.