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At loggerheads Agricultural expansion, poverty reduction, and environment in the tropical forests (English)

There are many causes, consequences, and connections of deforestation and forest poverty in the tropical world. This report specifically addresses the potential dilemma of trade-offs between poverty reduction and environmental protection. It seeks to improve the diagnosis of forest problems and facilitate the prescription and application of solutions by focusing on both the causes and consequences of forest conversion to agriculture and on the nature and location of forest poverty. The first section is diagnostic, examining the drivers and consequences of deforestation and forest poverty. The second part looks at how governance, institutions, and policies shape those drivers. It identifies opportunities for win-win policies. In particular, anything that boosts labor demand outside agriculture will tend to reduce both poverty and deforestation. Additionally, promotion of some kinds of agroforestry can help to improve the ecological functions of degraded forests while boosting farm output and employment. The report offers a systematic framework for thinking about how to integrate forest management with rural development in a sustainable way.

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  • Author

    Buys,Piet, Chomitz,Kenneth M., De Luca,Giacomo Davide, Thomas,Timothy S., Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Sheila

  • Document Date

    2006/10/23

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    36789

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    2

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2006/10/23

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    At loggerheads? Agricultural expansion, poverty reduction, and environment in the tropical forests

  • Keywords

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Buys,Piet Chomitz,Kenneth M. De Luca,Giacomo Davide Thomas,Timothy S. Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Sheila

At loggerheads Agricultural expansion, poverty reduction, and environment in the tropical forests (English). A World Bank policy research report Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/223221468320336327/At-loggerheads-Agricultural-expansion-poverty-reduction-and-environment-in-the-tropical-forests