Technological change and tropical deforestation: a perspective at the household level

Technological change and tropical deforestation: a perspective at the household level

This paper analysis the effects of technological change in agriculture on forest clearing by households in developing countries. The possible effects are found to be many and
diverse, depending on the type of change and the institutional context. It concludes
that agricultural intensification is certainly not the panacea that some believe it to be.

Authors: van Soest, D.P.; Bulte, E.H.; Angelsen, A.; van Kooten, G.C.

Topic: deforestation,agriculture,land use,intensification,technology,agricultural households,models

Publication Year: 2002

ISSN: 1355-770X

Source: Environment and Development Economics 7(2): 269-280


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