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Research Methods

The sentinel landscape framework has been developed to collect baseline data on people's livelihood, cropping systems and utilization of tree and forest resources for monitoring purposes using a set of standardized variables, both socio-economic as well as biophysical to assess the relationship between livelihoods and land health in forested landscapes, which have been exposed to various forms of land-use change. Several types of research instruments have been prototyped based on existing surveys instruments including IFRI, stages of progress methodology and Land Degradation Surveillance Framework: