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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 inspired this paper, which completes existing literature by providing empirical justification to hypothetical initiatives on the impact of population growth on forest sustainability in Africa. Using three moment conditions of forest exploitation, the study shows how rural, agricultural and national population growths affect forest-area and agricultural-land. Findings indicate moment conditions of forest exploitation do not explain changes in forest-area and agricultural-land beyond population growth mechanisms. As a policy implication in activities of forest exploitation, a balanced approach is needed to take account of the interests of both rural communities and timber companies.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35179.

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Date of creation: 04 Dec 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35179

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Keywords: Demography; Forestry; Agriculture; Environment; Africa;

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  1. Simplice A., Asongu, 2011. "Law, finance, economic growth and welfare: why does legal origin matter?," MPRA Paper 33868, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "How would population growth affect investment in the future? Asymmetric panel causality evidence for Africa," Working Papers 11/002, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu Simplice, 2011. "Financial Determinants of Human Development in Developing Countries," Working Papers 11/012, African Governance and Development Institute..
  4. 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..
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  1. 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.
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Fighting corruption in Africa: do existing corruption-control levels matter?," Working Papers 12/012, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. 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..
  4. Simplice A, Asongu, 2012. "Determinants of Health Professionals’ Migration in Africa," MPRA Paper 37632, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Fighting corruption when existing corruption-control levels count : what do wealth effects tell us?," Working Papers 12/013, African Governance and Development Institute..
  6. 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, Springer, vol. 16(2), pages 361-374, April.
  7. Simplice A, Asongu, 2011. "Deforestation and welfare : evidence from Africa," MPRA Paper 35161, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Brian A., Jingwa & Simplice A., Asongu, 2012. "The Role of Human Development on Deforestation in Africa: A Modelling-Based Approach," MPRA Paper 35898, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. 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.

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