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dc.contributor.authorBenhin, J.en
dc.contributor.authorBarbier, E.en
dc.coverage.spatialGhanaen
dc.coverage.temporal1965 - 1995en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:08:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:08:30Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier448en
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental and Resource Economics 27(3): 337-366en
dc.identifier.issn0924-6460en
dc.identifier.issn1573-1502en
dc.identifier.other448_Structural_Adjustment_Programme.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65511en
dc.description.abstractAn empirical investigation is undertaken into the impact of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) on forest and biodiversity loss in Ghana between the period 1965-1995. In the first part of the analysis, a four-equation recursive model, consisting of forest loss, cocoa land, maize land and timber production equations, is employed to examine the impact of the SAP on forest loss. The first equation is a function of the last three, and the last three are functions of mainly prices. Piecewise linear and switching regression approaches are used to distinguish between the influence of the post from the pre-adjustment impacts. These results together with a specie-forest area relationship are used to investigate the impact of the SAP on biodiversity loss. The overall results indicate that cocoa land expansion and timber production, but not maize land expansion, are the significant causes of forest loss in Ghana. However, the impact on forest loss in the postadjustment period was reduced. The rate of biodiversity loss also reduced in the post-adjustment period. Changes in relative output and input prices due to the SAP may have played a significant role in the reduced impact of agricultural and timber related deforestation and biodiversity loss in the post-adjustment period.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishersen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEcosystem managementen
dc.subjectDeforestationen
dc.subjectWildlife managementen
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten
dc.subjectHumid zonesen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactsen
dc.subjectForest managementen
dc.subjectSubhumid zonesen
dc.subjectForest ecosystemsen
dc.subjectSustainable forestryen
dc.subjectForestryen
dc.subjectHabitat destructionen
dc.subjectNatural resource managementen
dc.subjectBiodiversity lossen
dc.subjectCocoa landen
dc.subjectForest lossen
dc.subjectGhanaen
dc.subjectMaize landen
dc.subjectPricesen
dc.subjectStructural adjustmenten
dc.subjectTimber productionen
dc.subjectEcosystem Governance Watersheden
dc.titleStructural adjustment programme, deforestation and biodiversity loss in Ghanaen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishersen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1023/B:EARE.0000017653.15107.0fen
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