Social Cohesion as the Missing Link between Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire and Colombia

dc.contributor.authorLöhr, Katharina
dc.contributor.authorAruqaj, Bujar
dc.contributor.authorBaumert, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorBonatti, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorBrüntrup, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBunn, Christian
dc.contributor.authorCastro-Nunez, Augusto
dc.contributor.authorChavez-Miguel, Giovanna
dc.contributor.authorDel Rio, Martha Lilia
dc.contributor.authorHachmann, Samyra
dc.contributor.authorMorales Muñoz, Héctor Camilo
dc.contributor.authorOllendorf, Franziska
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Tatiana
dc.contributor.authorRudloff, Bettina
dc.contributor.authorSchorling, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorSchuffenhauer, Arne
dc.contributor.authorSchulte, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorSieber, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorTadesse, Sophia
dc.contributor.authorUlrichs, Christian
dc.contributor.authorVogel, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorWeinhardt, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-13T13:56:24Z
dc.date.available2021-12-13T13:56:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-24
dc.date.updated2021-12-02T16:50:18Z
dc.description.abstractSocial cohesion plays a key role in processes of peacebuilding and sustainable development. Fostering social cohesion might present a potential to enhance the connection of natural resource management and peacebuilding and better functioning of sustainable land use systems. This contribution explores the nexus between social cohesion, natural resource management, and peacebuilding. We do so by (1) reviewing literature on the three concepts and (2) studying four different key action areas in the context of sustainable cocoa production for their potential to enhance social cohesion, namely (a) agroforestry; (b) cooperatives; (c) certification schemes; and (d) trade policies. Research is based on experience from cocoa production in two post-conflict countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Colombia. Our findings show that by fostering environmentally sustainable agricultural practices, these key action areas have a clear potential to foster social cohesion among cocoa producers and thus provide a valuable contribution to post-conflict peacebuilding in both countries. However, the actual effects strongly depend on a multitude of local factors which need to be carefully taken into consideration. Further, the focus in implementation of some of these approaches tends to be on increasing agricultural productivity and not directly on fostering cocoa farmers’ wellbeing and societal relations, and hence a shift toward social objectives is needed in order to strengthen these approaches as a part of overall peacebuilding strategies.en
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/14051
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-12824
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsLicensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc301 Soziologie, Anthropologiede
dc.subject.othersocial trusten
dc.subject.otherenvironmental peacebuildingen
dc.subject.othersustainable developmenten
dc.subject.othernatural resource managementen
dc.subject.othersustainable cocoa productionen
dc.titleSocial Cohesion as the Missing Link between Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Cocoa Production in Côte d’Ivoire and Colombiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber13002en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/su132313002en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue23en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSustainabilityen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume13en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umwelt>Inst. Soziologie>FG Organisationssoziologiede
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umweltde
tub.affiliation.groupFG Organisationssoziologiede
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Soziologiede
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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