Download PDF by Arild Angelsen, David Kaimowitz: Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation

By Arild Angelsen, David Kaimowitz

ISBN-10: 0851994512

ISBN-13: 9780851994512

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This ebook has been built from a workshop on Technological swap in agriculture and tropical deforestation organised via the guts for overseas Forestry examine and held in Costa Rica in March, 1999. It explores how intensification of agriculture impacts tropical deforestation utilizing case experiences from diversified realms, utilizing diverse agricultural items and applied sciences and in differing demographic events and marketplace stipulations. tips is usually given on destiny agricultural examine and extension efforts.

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Cultivation and tree planting went together, both spatially and functionally. In Jutland, the farmers used the wages they received for planting trees to expand their agricultural holdings. Farmers more generally continued to bring previously uncultivated areas into production and combined extensive with intensive growth (Nielsen, 1988). In the two decades after 1788, crop yields increased 25% and agricultural production doubled (Friedmann, 1984). During the last third of the 19th century, the national livestock herd also increased greatly.

Vp A4003:AMA:Angelsen:First Revise:13-Mar-01 13 March 2001 09:54:41 2 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen Technological Change and Deforestation 31 We can decompose the price effect into two elements: (i) how sensitive market prices are to changes in supply (the demand elasticity); and (ii) how much supply increases in relation to the size of the market. The relative increase in production in the region affected by the technological change and the region’s market share determine the latter.

The new regulations changed the use of the forests and weakened their links to farming through grazing and fodder collection. As in Denmark, forest and farmland became increasingly separate. To attribute the forest transition solely to Landolt and the 1876 act would be wrong. The passage to a regulated forest economy became possible only after agriculture and the economy in general began to modernize (Schuler, 1984). The establishment of the Swiss Confederation in the mid-19th century marked a milestone in the evolution of the modern nation-state.

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