Agricultural intensification by smallholders in the Western Brazilian Amazon: From deforestation to sustainable land use

dc.contributor.authorVosti, S. A.en
dc.contributor.authorWitcover, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorCarpentier, C. L.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialWestern Brazilian Amazonen
dc.coverage.spatialBrazilen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:11:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:11:21Zen
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThis report presents trade-offs among a "critical triangle" of development objectives- environmental sustainability, economic growth, and poverty alleviation- associated with different uses of the forest in two settlement projects in the western Brazilian Amazon. It finds that settlers continue to deforest, primarily for pasture, despite strengthening legal prohibitions, improved market links to the broader economy, and rising regional incomes and welfare. A supplement to approaches that look at deforestation from a macroeconomic viewpoint, this report focuses on smallholders decision making - important because Brazilian migration policies designed to alleviate poverty have made this group a pivotal force in both deforestation and economic growth in the Amazon.en
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dc.identifier1991en
dc.identifier.citationResearch Report No. 130en
dc.identifier.isbn0-89629-132-4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66575en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWashington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)en
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ifpri.org/pubs/abstract/130/rr130.pdfen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ifpri.org/pubs/abstract/abstr130.htmen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectEconomic growthen
dc.subjectDeforestationen
dc.subjectLand use managementen
dc.subjectPasture managementen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectAgricultural intensificationen
dc.subjectBrazilen
dc.subjectAmazonen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scaleen
dc.titleAgricultural intensification by smallholders in the Western Brazilian Amazon: From deforestation to sustainable land useen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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