Marie Michael Library

Title

The social dynamics of deforestation in developing countries: principal issues and research priorities

Author

Barraclough, Solon; Ghimire, Krishna

Description

This paper provides a survey of the extent and rates of deforestation, underlying processes, social consequences and policy implications. Some of the currently used definitions are questioned. Beyond poverty, population and modernization, causes such as development policies, land tenure, large-scale domestic and foreign agricultural corporations are examined.

File No

UNRISD-DP16

Agency

UNRISD

Date

November, 1990

Subject(s)

Environmental protection

Pages

40