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Protecting Forests Through Farming. A Dynamic Model of Nontimber Forest Extraction

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  • Herath Gunatileke
  • Ujjayant Chakravorty

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Forest resource extraction by local communities has been cited as a major impediment to the efficient management of protected forests. This paper develops a two sector dynamic model for farming and forest resource extraction by communities living in the forest periphery. The model assumes that land under forestry is constant and households allocate their time to farming and forestry. Comparative dynamic results suggest that higher prices for agriculture output, lower input prices, better knowledge of farming techniques and a lower discount rate may result in a higher equilibrium stock of forest resources. Tobit analysis with primary data collected from the Sinharaja forest in Sri Lanka provides supportive empirical evidence. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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  • Herath Gunatileke & Ujjayant Chakravorty, 2003. "Protecting Forests Through Farming. A Dynamic Model of Nontimber Forest Extraction," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 24(1), pages 1-26, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:24:y:2003:i:1:p:1-26
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1022807129996
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