|Author:||Coxhead, I. ; Shively, G.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern Philippines. Through this detailed case study, the book documents forces leading to land use changes, in particular the potential impacts of institutional evolution and policy reforms, and highlights interrelationships among biological, economic, and social phenomena. This book will be of interest to those studying natural resource economics, soil and water conservation, land use, and agricultural development. The book has 12 chapters and a subject index.
agricultural development, case studies, deforestation,economic policy, erosion, institutions, land degradation, land use, soilconservation, tropics, upland areas, water conservation, water quality,watershed management, watersheds, Philippines, South East Asia, Asia,Developing Countries, ASEAN Countries, Agencies and Organizations(DD100), Agricultural Economics (EE110), Natural Resource Economics(EE115) (New March 2000), Policy and Planning (EE120), Forests andForest Trees (Biology and Ecology) (KK100), Water Resources (PP200),Land Resources (PP300), Erosion; Soil and Water Conservation (PP400),Pollution and Degradation (PP600)