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Cover for Agricultural technologies and tropical deforestation.

This book includes a theoretical framework, 8 case studies from Latin America, 4 from sub-Saharan Africa and 4 from South East Asia, in addition to two studies on the historical experience of developed countries in Europe and the USA which discuss whether improvements in agricultural technology...

Author(s)
Angelsen, A.; Kaimowitz, D.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book
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Cover for Policy recommendations.

The conflict between land use for agriculture vs forest is discussed in relation to land use policy in developing countries.

Author(s)
Kaimowitz, D.; Angelsen, A.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural technology and forests: a recapitulation.

In a summary of the book, six representative situations regarding the link between agricultural technology and deforestation in different agricultural systems are presented. These are the history of developed countries, commodity booms, shifting cultivation, permanent (rain-fed) agriculture,...

Author(s)
Angelsen, A.; Kaimowitz, D.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural development policies and land expansion in a Southern Philippine watershed.

An ex ante evaluation of factors affecting farmers' land use is presented, using surveyed data gathered from low-income maize and vegetable farmers in a southern Philippines watershed at the forest margin to measure how land and labour allocations for various crops respond to changes in expected...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.; Shuai XiaoBing
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Deforestation, irrigation, employment and cautious optimism in southern Palawan, the Philippines.

An examination was made of the way in which the introduction of lowland irrigation systems, a form of technical progress, has affected the demand for labour and, by extension, farmers' activities near the forest margins in Palawan. Agricultural outcomes are compared in two adjacent and similar...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Martinez, E.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agriculture and deforestation in tropical Asia: an analytical framework.

This paper examines the interactions between productivity-enhancing technological change in agricultural sectors and deforestation, focusing on responses to market forces, using a number of situations in tropical Asia. A summary of models, scenarios and effects on forest cover is tabulated.

Author(s)
Jayasuriya, S.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree crops as deforestation and reforestation agents: the case of cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire and Sulawesi.

This paper is based on farm surveys and historical reviews of regional cocoa cycles conducted in 1980-1985 and 1997/98 in Côte d'Ivoire and in 1989-1999 in Sulawesi (Indonesia). A qualitative model of cocoa cycles is presented. The adoption of cocoa and new manual techniques of forest clearing and...

Author(s)
Ruf, F.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock disease control and the changing landscapes of South-west Ethiopia.

This paper examines how controlling livestock trypanosomiasis, transmitted by tsetse-fly (Glossina spp.), affects the rate and location of agricultural expansion in Ghibe Valley, Ethiopia. Control of the disease will reduce animal mortality, increase productivity per animal and cause livestock...

Author(s)
Reid, R. S.; Thornton, P. K.; Kruska, R. L.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A century of technological change and deforestation in the Miombo woodlands of northern Zambia.

Economic theory and agroecosystem analysis were used to assess the effects of technological changes on deforestation during the 20th century in the miombo savanna woodlands of northern Zambia. Historical facts concerning demographic, policy and technological changes are combined with applied farm...

Author(s)
Holden, S.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ambiguous effects of policy reforms on sustainable agricultural intensification in Africa.

A definition and conceptual framework for sustainable and unsustainable agricultural intensification for forest areas in Africa are presented. The macro- and sectoral-level policy reforms are discussed, and some examples of both sustainable and unsustainable intensification of African agriculture...

Author(s)
Reardon, T.; Barrett, C. B.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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