The PEFESPA project is a two-year research project, which began in 2011 and will be completed mid-2013. This project is a University of East Anglia, Vasundhara and ATREE partnership. The people on the team are:

  • Sharachchandra Lele, of the Forest and Governance Programme at ATREE, with
  • Oliver Springate-Baginski, of the School of International Development of the University of East Anglia (UEA), Great Brittain
  • Prasad Dash, of Vasundhara, Bhubaneswar with Yashmita Ulman (postgraduate from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University)
  • Debal Deb, of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Odisha
  • Madhu Sarin (independent consultant, Chandigarh)

The research is funded by the U.K-based Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme, coordinated by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC).