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dc.contributor.authorCoxhead, Ian
dc.contributor.authorSouthgate, Doug
dc.coverage.spatialThailand
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:08:08Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:08:08Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier49
dc.identifier.citationInt. J. Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology 1(1): 68-76
dc.identifier.issn1462-4605
dc.identifier.issn1741-5004
dc.identifier.other49_Economy_Wide.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65439
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the environmental problem of deforestation in tropical countries with high levels of persistent poverty. The authors explore reasons why the commencement of development does not cause a decrease in the expansion of agricultural onto fragile land. Pointing to the case study of Thailand, they suggest that changing demands for agricultural productivity and favorable agroclimatic characteristics of frontier lands are significant factors contributing to continued deforestation even when living standards rise. The authors suggest that the creation of off-farm employment opportunities is crucial for making issues of environmental sustainability compatible with rural income growth.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeneva, Switzerland: Inderscience Publishers Ltd.
dc.rightsCopyright 2000 Inderscience Enterprises Limited
dc.subjectRural development
dc.subjectEconomic growth
dc.subjectDeforestation
dc.subjectIncome generation
dc.subjectSustainable development
dc.subjectLivelihoods
dc.subjectTropical zones
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectEconomic impacts
dc.subjectConservation incentives
dc.subjectAgricultural colonization
dc.subjectDevelopment and the environment
dc.subjectTropical deforestation
dc.subjectThailand
dc.subjectOff-farm employment
dc.subjectExternalities
dc.subjectGovernance
dc.titleEconomy-wide sources of agricultural expansion in developing countries
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
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