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Cover for Technological change and deforestation: a theoretical overview.

This paper discusses economic theories relevant to the effects of technological change in agriculture on deforestation. The key terms such as technological change, technological progress and intensification are defined. The decision making process of households about clearing forests and how...

Author(s)
Angelsen, A.; Soest, D. van; Kaimowitz, D.; Bulte, E.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction: the role of agricultural technologies in tropical deforestation.

The introductory chapter discusses the assumptions behind policies which have led to deforestation of tropical forests, and outlines the aims and scope, and key conclusions of the book. A summary of each chapter in the rest of the book is also included.

Author(s)
Angelsen, A.; Kaimowitz, D.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soybean technology and the loss of natural vegetation in Brazil and Bolivia.

This paper examines the relation between soyabean technology and the loss of natural vegetation in south Brazil, central west Brazil (the Cerrado) and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The theoretical framework is presented. The interaction between technology and other factors to stimulate soyabean expansion,...

Author(s)
Kaimowitz, D.; Smith, J.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of rubber on the forest landscape in Borneo.

Historical development and the adoption of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in swidden agricultural systems and its effect on the forest landscape in Borneo (Malaysia and Indonesia) are discussed. Firstly, it is argued that, as long as there was no pressure for land, swidden-fallow farmers who grew rice ...

Author(s)
Jong, W. de
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for When does technological change in agriculture promote deforestation?

The chapter systematically examines some of the main analytical arguments and empirical evidence regarding the impact of technological progress in agriculture on deforestation. Three factors have been highlighted that are important in determining deforestation outcomes: (1) the type of...

Author(s)
Angelsen, A.; Kaimowitz, D.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The transition from deforestation to reforestation in Europe.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, many European countries underwent a 'forest transition' when net national forest cover stopped declining and began to increase. Forest transition in Denmark, Switzerland and France is reviewed. The role of agriculture and agricultural technology in forest...

Author(s)
Mather, A.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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