Why do Farmers Expand their Land into Forests? Theories and Evidence from Tanzania
AbstractThis paper examines the causes of agricultural land expansion and deforestation in Tanzania. In the theoretical section, two different -and partly contradicting- sets of hypotheses are outlined.
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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 197.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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