Sustainable Land Management in the Tropics: Explaining the Miracle

C.P.J. Burger (Editor), F. Zaal (Editor)

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Abstract

Bringing together case studies from Kenya, Benin, Cameroon and the Philippines, this volume provides a multidisciplinary overview of the economics of natural resource management in Tropical regions, at household and village level. By comparing a wide array of climatic and economic conditions, it examines the effect of location and access to the market - as well as the importance of national policies - have on soil and water conservation. The book not only analyzes the benefits of soil and water conservation based on econometric studies, but also assesses the costs involved. In doing so it challenges commonly held assumptions about poorer community's ability to finance such measures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham, England
PublisherAshgate
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print)9780754644552
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Land Management Series
PublisherAshgate

Keywords

  • land management
  • climatic change
  • erosion
  • tropics
  • soil conservation
  • water conservation
  • africa south of sahara
  • rural development
  • land use
  • development economics
  • sustainable development
  • economic aspects

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