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An Economic Analysis of the On-site Cost of Soil Erosion in Tea Smallholdings in Sri Lanka


  • Jayanath Ananda

    (Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University)

  • Gamini Herath

    (Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University)

  • Anthony Chisholm

    (Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University)


Considerable growth has been achieved in agricultural production, specifically in export crops in developing countries over the last few decades. However, now there are concerns that production growth may not be sustainable under current agricultural practices. One of the primary sustainability concerns in Sri Lanka, is that of productivity decline in plantation agriculture due to soil erosion.

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  • Jayanath Ananda & Gamini Herath & Anthony Chisholm, 1996. "An Economic Analysis of the On-site Cost of Soil Erosion in Tea Smallholdings in Sri Lanka," Working Papers 1996.19, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  • Handle: RePEc:ltr:wpaper:1996.19

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