Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation by Arild Angelsen, David Kaimowitz

By Arild Angelsen, David Kaimowitz

This e-book has been constructed from a workshop on Technological swap in agriculture and tropical deforestation geared up via the heart for overseas Forestry study and held in Costa Rica in March, 1999. It explores how intensification of agriculture impacts tropical deforestation utilizing case stories from diverse nation-states, utilizing diversified agricultural items and applied sciences and in differing demographic occasions and marketplace stipulations. tips can be given on destiny agricultural study and extension efforts.

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The forest has now recovered all the area it lost since the 14th century, although its character and spatial distribution are quite distinct. vp A4003:AMA:Angelsen:First Revise:13-Mar-01 13 March 2001 12:10:50 3 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen Transition from Deforestation to Reforestation in Europe 43 After a period of expansion following the Black Death, the French forest contracted almost continuously until the early 19th century. 1 million. Farmers met the associated growth in food demand by expanding agricultural area, rather than intensifying.

Technological change and tropical deforestation. We would like to thank our co-authors for their inputs in the process of writing the present chapter. 2 Initially, we made a distinction between the concepts of 'technological progress' and 'technological change', the latter being broader. Since these terms are used more or less interchangeably in the debate, we have not maintained the distinction in this book, except that technological change also includes technological progress in reverse (technological regress).

For example, when households have a limited amount of capital (KS) at their disposal, the only way they can adopt a new capital-intensive technology is if they reduce their cultivated area. More generally, technological changes that allow farmers to use less of their scarce factor will boost deforestation. Innovations that are intensive in the scarce factor will reduce deforestation. Adding more realistic features to the model may modify these results. For example, we have assumed that farmers cannot substitute between different inputs.

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