Technological Progress versus Economic Policy as Tools to Control Deforestation: the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica

P. Roebeling, R. Ruben

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparison between technological progress and economic policies as alternatives to promote rural development and reduction of deforestation. The comparison is based on a bioeconomic model of three types of farms found in the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica, a tropical lowland region of recent agrarian colonization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation
EditorsA. Angelsen, D. Kaimowitz
Place of PublicationWallingford
PublisherCABI Publishing
Chapter8
Pages135-152
ISBN (Print)9780851994512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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