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Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa

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  • Simplice A. Asongu
  • Brian A. Jingwa

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Recent distressing trends in climate change, population explosion and deforestation have inspired this paper, which completes the existing literature by providing empirical justification to hypothetical initiatives on the impact of population growth on forest sustainability in Africa. Using three instruments of forest exploitation, the study shows how rural, agricultural and national population growths affect forest-area and agricultural-land. In this particular study, the findings indicate that instruments of forest exploitation do not explain changes in forest-area and agricultural-land beyond population growth mechanisms. Hence, population growth channels are a major driving force by which forest-area and agricultural-land are depleted and expanded, respectively. As a policy implication in the process of deforestation, a balanced approach is needed to take account of the interests of both; a green economy promoting sustainable development and the growing population needs.

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Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Green Economics.

Volume (Year): 6 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 145-166

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Handle: RePEc:ids:ijgrec:v:6:y:2012:i:2:p:145-166

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Keywords: demography; forestry; agriculture; environmental impact; Africa; population growth; forest sustainability; sustainable development; climate change; deforestation; agricultural land; forest exploitation; green economics.;

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  1. Simplice A. Asongu, 2013. "How Would Population Growth Affect Investment in the Future? Asymmetric Panel Causality Evidence for Africa," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 25(1), pages 14-29, 03.
  2. Simplice A, Asongu, 2011. "Long-term effects of population growth on aggregate investment dynamics: selected country evidence for Africa," MPRA Paper 30128, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law, finance, economic growth and welfare: why does legal origin matter?," MPRA Paper 33868, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Financial Determinants of Human Development in Developing Countries," Working Papers 11/012, African Governance and Development Institute..
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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count: what do wealth-effects tell us in Africa?," Working Papers 12/014, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Long-term effects of population growth on aggregate investment dynamics: selected country evidence for Africa," Working Papers 11/001, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu, Simplice & Nguena, Christian, 2014. "Equitable and Sustainable Development of Foreign Land Acquisitions: what have we learnt on policy syndromes and implications?," MPRA Paper 56808, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Fighting corruption in Africa: do existing corruption-control levels matter?," Working Papers 12/012, African Governance and Development Institute..
  5. Simplice A, Asongu, 2011. "Deforestation and welfare : evidence from Africa," MPRA Paper 35161, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth effects tell us?," MPRA Paper 36901, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Asongu Simplice & Jingwa Brian, 2012. "The Role of Human Development on Deforestation in Africa: A Modelling-Based Approach," Working Papers 12/036, African Governance and Development Institute..
  8. A. Misra & Kusum Lata & J. Shukla, 2014. "Effects of population and population pressure on forest resources and their conservation: a modeling study," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 16(2), pages 361-374, April.
  9. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Determinants of Health Professionals’ Migration in Africa," MPRA Paper 37632, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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