The mission of the Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative (LULI) is to advance policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research on the impacts of international institutions, domestic policies, and local practices on ecosystem and human well-being in regions with commodity based resource extraction.
LULI has three key areas of focus:
- Extraction of commodities through mining, forestry and agriculture.
- Trade of these commodities through international resource value chains, the drivers involved, and the distribution of benefits.
- Policies and Institutions that shape how commodity extraction and trade influence the environment and human livelihoods.