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Extensification of agriculture and deforestation: Empirical evidence from Sudan

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  • Elnagheeb, Abdelmoneim H.
  • Bromley, Daniel W.

Extensification of agriculture is one of the major factors contributing to the destruction of forests in Africa. In Sudan, such horizontal expansion comes at the expense of land devoted to trees and other vegetation, thereby inducing conditions that are inimical to sustainable agricultural production. Different factors have contributed to extensification. Although high economic returns from crop (mainly sorghum) production was an important factor encouraging extensification of rainfed mechanized farming, other factors outside agriculture have also contributed to that expansion. This paper uses data from eastern Sudan and an acreage response model, to identify the most important factors influencing acreage expansion. Different measures and forms of risk were used in the acreage response model. The paper shows how policies in the energy sector can indirectly influence acreage expansion in the agricultural sector.
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Article provided by Blackwell in its journal Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 193-200

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Handle: RePEc:eee:agecon:v:10:y:1994:i:2:p:193-200
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  1. Davidson, Russell & MacKinnon, James G, 1981. "Several Tests for Model Specification in the Presence of Alternative Hypotheses," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 49(3), pages 781-793, May.
  2. Winter, John R. & Whittaker, James K., 1979. "Estimation Of Wheat Acreage Response Functions For The Northwest," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 4(02), December.
  3. Adesina, Akinwumi A. & Brorsen, B. Wade, 1987. "A risk responsive acreage response function for millet in Niger," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 1(3), pages 229-239, October.
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  6. Ryan, Timothy J., 1977. "Supply Response To Risk: The Case Of U.S. Pinto Beans," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 2, December.
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