The selection of study sites prioritizes areas of enhanced land-use change where social-ecological transformation happens in a particularly dynamic way. Under the prevailing conditions in the large parts of sub-Sahara Africa, growth corridors play important role as drivers of spatial change, especially with regard to agricultural intensification, but also relating to the expansion of conservation areas. The three study sites selected as examples for the CRC’s inception phase all have a connection to growth corridors, but in different ways. In particular, we will concentrate on three different examples:
The Kenyan Rift Valley (KRV) in relation to the Lamu Port – South Sudan – Ethiopia (LAPSET) corridor
The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)
The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) in southern Africa.