Implications of Resource-use Intensification for the Environment and Sustainable Technology Systems in the Central African Rainforest.

TitleImplications of Resource-use Intensification for the Environment and Sustainable Technology Systems in the Central African Rainforest.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsGockowski J, Nkamleu GB, Wendt J
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Book TitleTradeoffs or Synergies? Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment
Chapter10
Pagination197-219
PublisherCAB International
CityWallingford, UK
ISBN0-85199-435-0
KeywordsASB, Biodiversity, Carbon stocks, Congo, environmental, land use, Rainforest, slash and burn
AbstractEmpirical results are reported from a principal benchmark site of the Global Initiative for Alternatives to Slash and Burn. The area studied is in the rainforest of the Congo River basin in Central Africa. The chapter examines: (1) the environmental consequences of both population-driven and policy-led intensification; (2) tradeoffs in economic performance, carbon stocks and biodiversity for dominant land-use systems; (3) the underlying factors leading to intensification at both household and community levels.
URLhttp://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20003025938.html;jsessionid=5CF1769EAB0A0DA4A4725E79F252253B
DOI10.1079/9780851994352.0197