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Land Use Planning : a Tool to Minimize the Environmental and Social Impacts of Agricultural Expansion in Southern Africa - Policy Brief 3 (English)

Agricultural production is expected to increase across the Miombo region of Southern Africa, but it is possible to plan this in a way that minimizes impacts on rural livelihoods and the environment. There are tools available that can quantify the costs and benefits of different development pathways to the environment and to human wellbeing. This full cost accounting is necessary for planning where and how to promote agriculture in Miombo. This analysis indicates that support for small-holder agriculture, combined with clear guidelines about how to farm in an ecologically sensitive way, can increase agricultural productivity in Africa with the least environmental cost.

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  • Document Date

    2018/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    130483

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Mozambique,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2018/10/03

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Land Use Planning : a Tool to Minimize the Environmental and Social Impacts of Agricultural Expansion in Southern Africa - Policy Brief 3

  • Keywords

    Woodlands; Agriculture; commercial agriculture; sustainable management; agricultural expansion; climate regulation; gross domestic product; land use intensity; alternative energy source; transport cost; food production; intensive agriculture; biodiversity costs; carbon emission; soil carbon; local food security; area under cultivation; impact of land; renewable energy source; cost of transport; land use change; greenhouse gas emission; renewable energy production; speed of recovery; small-scale commercial farmer; spatial development plan; shifting cultivation; environmental cost; agricultural activity; carbon stock; soil disturbance; development pathway; rural livelihood; charcoal production; carbon cost

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Land Use Planning : a Tool to Minimize the Environmental and Social Impacts of Agricultural Expansion in Southern Africa - Policy Brief 3 (English). Miombo Network Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/869041538634776289/Land-Use-Planning-a-Tool-to-Minimize-the-Environmental-and-Social-Impacts-of-Agricultural-Expansion-in-Southern-Africa-Policy-Brief-3