Integrated bioeconomic land-use models: an analysis of policy issues in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica

R.A. Schipper, H.G.P. Jansen, B.A.M. Bouman, H. Hengsdijk, A. Nieuwenhuyse, F. Saenz

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Abstract

Using a bioeconomic modelling approach the chapter analyses land-use alternatives in northern Costa Rica, giving explicit attention to the incorporation of local labour markets, crop and animal production and environmental indicators. Their model is used to analyse the effects of technology and policy alternatives, including a pesticide tax and forestry subsidies. Labour and product market conditions are found to substantially influence the outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTradesoffs or Synergies? Agricultural intensification, economic development and the environment
EditorsD.R. Lee, C.B. Barrett
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherCAB International
Chapter14
Pages267-284
ISBN (Print)9780851994352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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