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At loggerheads? Agricultural expansion, poverty reduction, and environment in the tropical forests
 
Author:Chomitz, Kenneth M.; Buys, Piet; De Luca, Giacomo; Thomas, Timothy S.; Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Sheila; Collection Title:A World Bank policy research report
Country:World; Date Stored:2006/10/19
Document Date:2006/10/23Document Type:Publication
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Wildlife Resources; Common Property Resource Development; ForestryISBN:0-8213-6735-8 ; 978-0-8213-6735-3
Language:EnglishRegion:The World Region
Report Number:36789Volume No:1 of 1
Related Dataset:At Loggerheads data sets;   

Summary: There are many causes, consequences, and connections of deforestation and forest poverty in the tropical world. This report specifically addresses the potential dilemma of trade-offs between poverty reduction and environmental protection. It seeks to improve the diagnosis of forest problems and facilitate the prescription and application of solutions by focusing on both the causes and consequences of forest conversion to agriculture and on the nature and location of forest poverty. The first section is diagnostic, examining the drivers and consequences of deforestation and forest poverty. The second part looks at how governance, institutions, and policies shape those drivers. It identifies opportunities for win-win policies. In particular, anything that boosts labor demand outside agriculture will tend to reduce both poverty and deforestation. Additionally, promotion of some kinds of agroforestry can help to improve the ecological functions of degraded forests while boosting farm output and employment. The report offers a systematic framework for thinking about how to integrate forest management with rural development in a sustainable way.

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PDF 18 pagesTable of Contents, Foreword, Acknowledgments and Abbreviations0.18
PDF 18 pagesOverview0.14
PDF 05 pagesSetting the Stage: Two Contrasting Cases of Poverty, Wealth, Biodiversity, and Deforestation0.15
PDF 28 pagesCh. 1: Forests Differ1.15
PDF 28 pagesCh. 2: Incentives and Constraints Shape Forest Outcomes0.31
PDF 28 pagesCh. 3: Poverty in Forests Stems from Remoteness and Lack of Rights10.09
PDF 26 pagesCh. 4: Deforestation Imposes Geographically Varied Environmental Damages0.30
PDF 18 pagesCh. 5: Improving Forest Governance0.34
PDF 42 pagesCh. 6: Local and National Policies: Framing Rights and Incentives for Forest Management0.32
PDF 16 pagesCh. 7: Mobilizing Global Interests for Forest Conservation0.17
PDF 10 pagesCh. 8: Conclusions and Recommendations0.15
PDF 57 pagesAppendices and References0.51
PDF 10 pagesIndex0.20

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