Environmental consequences of agricultural commercialization in Asia

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Date
2001
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Cambridge University Press
Abstract

Agroindustrialization and agricultural commercialization are both consequences of economic growth and urbanization. Commercialization of agricultural systems leads to greater market orientation; progressive substitution out of non-traded inputs for purchased inputs; and the decline of integrated farming systems. Agricultural commercialization can have both negative and positive impacts on the natural resource base. Higher opportunity cost of labor increases farmer reliance on herbicides for weed control, primarily for the staple crops. The use of insecticides and fungicides could also rise, especially for high value fruit and vegetable crops. Increased use of agricultural

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Keywords
Environmental impacts, Agriculture, Commericialization of agriculture, Environmental impacts, Developing countries, Governance
Citation
Environment and Development Economics 6: 483-502