On the Economics of Deforestation with Regional Panel Data Evidence from Tanzania
AbstractThis paper examines the causes of agrocultural land expansion and deforestation in Tanzania. In the theoretical part, two different - and partly contradicting - sets of hypotheses are outlined. These are based on a subsistence approach, emphasizing the food or income requiremenrs of farm households, and a market approach, emphasizing the relative profitability of agriculture.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 0498.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Postal: Department of Economics, University of Bergen Fosswinckels Gate 6. N-5007 Bergen, Norway
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DEFORESTATION ; AGRICULTURE ; TANZANIA;
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