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Farms, Trees and Farmers: Responses to Agricultural Intensification

Edited By: JE Michael Arnold and Peter A Dewees

292 pages, Figs, tabs

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Paperback | Dec 1997 | #70641 | ISBN: 185383484X
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About this book

Documents major advances in our knowledge of the economic and social role of trees, and how this role has changed with the intensification of agriculture.


Contents

Part 1 Overview: Framing the issues. Part 2 Trends in farmer tree growing: Rearranging trees in the landscape in the middle hills of Nepal; trends in tree management in arid land use in Western Rajasthan; the shift of tree cover from forests to farms in Pakistan; patterns of tree growing by farmers in Eastern Africa. Part 3 Factors influencing farmer decisions: Meeting household needs; farmer tree-growing strategies in Western Kenya; farmer responses to tree scarcity - the case of woodfuel; wood product markets as incentives for farmer tree growing; tree planting and household land and labour allocation; case studies from Kenya and India. Part 4: conclusions; retrospect and prospect.

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Biography

J E Michael Arnold is a forest economist who was formerly at the Oxford Forestry Institute. Peter A Dewees is a Natural Resource Management Specialist at the World Bank.

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