Ariel BenYishay contributed his expertise in geospatial impact evaluation to a land titling paper that was recently published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
As deforestation continues to rise in the Amazon rainforest, efforts are ongoing to identify ways to reverse the trend of tree loss in this valuable ecosystem.
One example is land titling, land reform that grants private individuals and families formal property rights for land they previously occupied informally or used on the basis of customary land tenure.
William & Mary Economics Professor Ariel BenYishay contributed to a paper that examined land titling called, “Impacts of a large-scale titling initiative on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon” that was recently published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
BenYishay, the director of research and evaluation for AidData, helped interpret data using geospatial impact evaluation (GIE) that ties together data from geographic information systems.
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