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Natural resource degradation effects of poverty and population growth are largely policy-induced: the case of Colombia

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  • Heath, John
  • Binswanger, Hans

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The sustainability of natural resource use is influenced by population pressure, but this exercises a much less critical impact than the overall policy framework. In Colombia, various agricultural and other policies whose effect is to constrain the poor's access to land encourage environmental degradation. A case is made in favour of the new land reform process that Colombia is launching.

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  • Heath, John & Binswanger, Hans, 1996. "Natural resource degradation effects of poverty and population growth are largely policy-induced: the case of Colombia," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 1(01), pages 65-84, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:endeec:v:1:y:1996:i:01:p:65-84_00
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