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Transition to Sustainable Tropical Land Management

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  • Burger, Kees

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Following the example of Tiffen et al. on Machakos, Kenya, new macro-based evidence was collected in Machakos, the neighbouring Kitui district and in Benin, Cameroon and the Philippines, to assess the factors à la Boserup, inducing transitions towards sustainable land management, such as terracing, stone bands etc. We find that relative scarcity of land can be seen to induce technical changes, in the sense of Hayami & Ruttan, that correspond to the new relative scarcity, making higher man-land ratios the optimal choice.

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  • Burger, Kees, 2005. "Transition to Sustainable Tropical Land Management," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24517, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae05:24517
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    1. Adegbidi, Anselme & Gandonou, Esaie & Oostendorp, Remco, 2004. "Measuring the Productivity from Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation Technologies with Household Fixed Effects: A Case Study of Hilly Mountainous Areas of Benin," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 52(2), pages 313-346, January.
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    Keywords

    soil and water conservation; sustainable agriculture; induced innovation; Boserup; Malthus; Land Economics/Use; Q12; Q21; Q28;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q21 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

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