Simplice A, Asongu and Brian A, Jingwa (2011): Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa.
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Recent distressing trends in climate change, population explosion and deforestation inspired this paper, which completes existing literature by providing empirical justification to hypothetical initiatives on the impact of population growth on forest sustainability in Africa. Using three moment conditions of forest exploitation, the study shows how rural, agricultural and national population growths affect forest-area and agricultural-land. Findings indicate moment conditions of forest exploitation do not explain changes in forest-area and agricultural-land beyond population growth mechanisms. As a policy implication in activities of forest exploitation, a balanced approach is needed to take account of the interests of both rural communities and timber companies.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Population growth and forest sustainability in Africa|
|Keywords:||Demography; Forestry; Agriculture; Environment; Africa|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q23 - Forestry
L - Industrial Organization > L7 - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction > L73 - Forest Products: Lumber and Paper
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J10 - General
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N50 - General, International, or Comparative
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
|Depositing User:||Simplice Anutechia Asongu|
|Date Deposited:||05. Dec 2011 02:49|
|Last Modified:||21. Feb 2013 02:36|
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