Forces Driving Tropical Deforestation.

TitleForces Driving Tropical Deforestation.
Publication TypePolicy Brief
Corporate AuthorsASB
Secondary TitleASB PolicyBriefs 06
PublisherASB Partnership
Year of Publication2003
Date PublishedNovember 2003
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractShifting cultivation for subsistence food production is seldom the main cause of tropical deforestation. Other forms of agricultural expansion practiced by smallholders and large landowners alike tend to be much more important. But the most significant determinant of all is how these land uses interact with and are affected by macroeconomic forces, access to markets and a host of other policy and institutional factors.
KeywordsASB, Brazil, Cameroon, Deforestation, Indonesia, tropical deforestation
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