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Economic policies and the environment: the case of tree planting on low-income farms in the Philippines

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  • SHIVELY, GERALD E.

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This paper investigates the potential for economic policies to influence environmental outcomes in low-income agriculture. The analysis focuses on how changes in agricultural prices influence land-use decisions and environmental indicators. Tree-planting decisions of low-income farmers in the Philippines are examined using a stochastic dynamic household model. Empirical analysis and dynamic simulations demonstrate that changes in relative prices and relative price risks are important determinants of tree-planting decisions. Results show that small holders are sensitive to risks associated with tree crops, but that price risk is not an insurmountable barrier to tree crop adoption. The relationship between cropping patterns and two environmental indicators - erosion and species diversity - are discussed.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Environment and Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 3 (1998)
Issue (Month): 01 (February)
Pages: 83-104

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Handle: RePEc:cup:endeec:v:3:y:1998:i:01:p:83-104_00

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  1. Shively, Gerald E., 2001. "Poverty, consumption risk, and soil conservation," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 65(2), pages 267-290, August.
  2. Mekonnen, Alemu & Damte, Abebe, 2011. "Private Trees as Household Assets and Determinants of Tree-Growing Behavior in Rural Ethiopia," Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future dp-11-14-efd, Resources For the Future.
  3. ERREYGERS, Guido & FEREDE, Tadele, 2009. "The end of subsistence farming: Growth dynamics and investments in human and environmental capital in rural Ethiopia," Working Papers 2009008, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  4. Kohlin, Gunnar & Sills, Erin O. & Pattanayak, Subhrendu K. & Wilfong, Christopher, 2011. "Energy, gender and development: what are the linkages ? where is the evidence ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5800, The World Bank.
  5. Shively, Gerald E., 1999. "Measuring The Environmental Impacts Of Technical Progress In Low-Income Agriculture: Empirical Evidence On Irrigation Development And Forest Pressure In Palawan, The Philippines," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 21626, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Shively, Gerald E. & Pagiola, Stefano, 2001. "Poverty, Agricultural Development, And The Environment: Evidence From A Frontier Region Of The Philippines," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 20532, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  7. Shively, Gerald E., 1999. "Prices and Tree Planting on Hillside Farms in Palawan," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 937-949, June.
  8. Coxhead, Ian, 2000. "Consequences of a Food Security Strategy for Economic Welfare, Income Distribution and Land Degradation: The Philippine Case," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 111-128, January.
  9. Nguyen, Trung Thanh & Bauer, Siegfried & Uibrig, Holm, 2010. "Land privatization and afforestation incentive of rural farms in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 12(7), pages 518-526, September.

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