|Budget Amount *help
¥17,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,050,000)
Fiscal Year 2016: ¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥4,550,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,050,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥4,680,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,080,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥4,420,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,020,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Conservation of secondary or anthropogenic landscapes is an important contemporary environmental issue which will serve to enrich both agro- and bio-diversity. A unique oil-palm-based agricultural landscape extends widely, coupled with a slush-and-burn agro-system in coastal and forested regions in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. This study challenged to quantify the landscape's function for biological conservation, and also to quantify the dynamic relations between oil palm density and the degrees of human commitments. In addition, we tried to comprehend a broad outline of historical and geographical traces of diffusion of the palm and to conduct a broad-scale ethnographic comparison of oil-palm use between East, Southern, and West Africa.