Social sustainability is a key concept introduced in recent decades by international environmental and forestry policies. The paper illustrates the process of stakeholder consultation for the definition of the objectives of the forest landscape plan conducted in a district of the Italian Apennines. Special attention was given to the farmers group, by reason of the great importance of wood pasture in the management system of this area. The results show that the majority of the interviewees feel a strong bond with their territory and with the traditional activities still carried out there, such as forest grazing. However, there are internal differences within the group, mostly linked to age and territory of origin. The multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) supported the investigation of these differences and the analysis of the relationship between farmers and their territory. Information emerged from the interviews with farmers allowed a better understanding of the dynamics of the territory and was revealed to be useful for the development of the forest landscape plan.
|Autori:||De Meo, I.;Cantiani, M.G.;Ferretti, F.;Paletto, A.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Titolo:||Stakeholders' Perception as Support for Forest Landscape Planning|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|