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Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation: Poverty, International Trade and Land Use

By: Solon L Barraclough and Krishna B Ghimire

150 pages, Tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #109471 | ISBN: 1853836656
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Highlights the need to seek solutions in far-reaching institutional and policy reforms adapted to specific socio-economic and ecological contexts if the challenge of tropical deforestation is to be tackled effectively. Includes case studies from Brazil, Guatemala, Cameroon, China and Malaysia.

..."the authors of this book have undertaken a multi-disciplinary analysis of economic and agricultural development and their impact on increasing land-use pressure and change." -- Quarterly Journal of Forestry


Social determinants of deforestation; the extent of topical deforestation and agricultural expansion in developing countries; tropical deforestation and agricultural expansion in the case study countries - Brazil, Guatemala, China, Cameroon, Malaysia; linkages with international trade; towards more sustainable use of tropical agriculture and forest resources.

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Solon L Barraclough and Krishna B Ghimire are researchers at the United Nations research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva. Barraclough and Ghimire are co-authors of Forests and Livelihoods (Macmillan, 1995). Ghimire is co-editor (with Michael Pimbert) of Social Change and Conservation * (Earthscan, 1997).

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