At Loggerheads?: Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests by World Bank, Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Timothy S. Thomas, Giacomo De Luca |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
At Loggerheads?: Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests

At Loggerheads?: Agricultural Expansion, Poverty Reduction, and Environment in the Tropical Forests

by World Bank, Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Timothy S. Thomas, Giacomo De Luca
     
 
Despite the vast number of books and reports on tropical deforestation, there's confusion about the causes of forest loss and forest poverty, and the effectiveness of policy responses.

'At Loggerheads' seeks to describe ways to reconcile pressures for agricultural expansion in the tropics with the urgent needs for both forest conservation and poverty alleviation. It

Overview

Despite the vast number of books and reports on tropical deforestation, there's confusion about the causes of forest loss and forest poverty, and the effectiveness of policy responses.

'At Loggerheads' seeks to describe ways to reconcile pressures for agricultural expansion in the tropics with the urgent needs for both forest conservation and poverty alleviation. It diagnoses the causes and impacts of forest loss and the reasons for the association of forests and poverty. It looks at how policies—modulated by local conditions—act simultaneously on deforestation and poverty, creating tradeoffs or complementarities, depending on the situation. The report brings to the surface problems that impede adoption of favourable policies, describing institutional and technological innovations that might help overcome these impediments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821367353
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Policy Research Reports
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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