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vi, 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Searching for explanations for the resource-poverty nexus: 1. Economics of poverty, environment and natural-resource use: introduction-- A. Ruijs, R.B. Dellink and D.W. Bromley.- 2. Poverty traps and resource dynamics in smallholder agrarian systems-- C.B. Barrett.- 3. Water resource management and the poor-- P. Hellegers, K. Schoengold and D. Zilberman.- Payments for and values of environmental and forestry resources:4. The role of measurement problems and monitoring in PES schemes-- G. Meijerink.- 5. Can ecotourism be an alternative to traditional fishing? An analysis with reference to the case of the Saloum Delta (Senegal)-- O. Sarr, J. Boncoeur, M. Travers and M.C. Cormier-Salem.- 6. Effects of poverty on deforestation: distinguishing behaviour from location-- A. Pfaff, S. Kerr, R. Cavatassi, B. Davis, L. Lipper, A. Sanchez and J. Timmins.- 7. Willingness to pay for systematic management of community forests for conservation of non-timber forest products in Nigeria's rainforest region: implications for poverty alleviation-- N.A. Chukwuone and C.E. Okorji.- Sustainable land use: 8. Traditional institutions and sustainable livelihood: evidences from upland agricultural communities in the Philippines-- M. Omura.- 9. Farmers investing in sustainable land use at a tropical forest fringe, the Philippines-- M.R. Romero and W.T. de Groot.- 10. A bargaining model of migration: getting the permission of the farm household-- A. Mensah-Bonsu and K. Burger.- List of contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402083020 20160528
Reduction of poverty is a tremendous and persistent challenge for the global community. Given that the livelihood of millions is at stake, there is an urgent need to reconsider the causes of and the remedies for poverty. Poverty and its reduction are closely linked to the natural-resources base. The quality and bounty of the local environment certainly affect living conditions of the poor and their poverty is often seen as a contributing factor to the degraded condition of the local environment. Teasing apart the direction of causality in this resource - poverty nexus is a serious empirical challenge. This book contributes to an improved understanding of the economic dimensions of environmental and natural-resource management and poverty alleviation. The ten chapters of the book offer an overview of the current knowledge concerning the relation between poverty, environment and natural-resource use. Three sides of the debate receive particular attention. First, the relation between resource use and poverty is discussed from a theoretical point of view. Second, it is questioned whether payments for environmental services or considering values of resources can be an effective tool for stimulating both sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation. Third, alternative strategies to break the land degradation - poverty cycle are discussed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402083020 20160528
630 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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vi, 44 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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xv, 220 p. : ill. map. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Preface Warren Evans and David Reed 1. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment 2. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study of the Forest and Salmon Sectors in Chile Raul O'Ryan with Mario Niklitschek, Andres Ulloa and Nicolo Gligo 3. The Impacts of Trade Liberalization in Pingbian, China He Daming and Liu Jiang, with Bobby Cochran 4. Shrimp Exports, Environment and Human Well-Being in the Sunderbans, West Bengal Kanchan Chopra, with Pushpam Kumar and Preeti Kapuria 5. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: Two Studies of Agricultural Exports in Madagascar Bart Minten with Philippe Meral, Lalaina Randrianarison and Johan Swinnen 6. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study of Sugarcane Production in the Incomati River Basin in Mpumalanga, South Africa Jo Lorentzen, Anton Cartwright and Charles Meth 7. Expansion of Shrimp Farming in Ca Mau, Vietnam Mai Trong Thong, with Hoang Xuan Thanh, Ha Thi Phuong Tien, Nguyen Thu Huong, Tran Tuyet Hanh, Ngo Van Hai, Vu Ngoc Huyen, Le Dang Trung, Le Phu Cuong, Le Van Hung, Cao Chi Hung, Tham Thi Ngoc Diep and Jacques Marcille 8. Lessons from the Case Studies Pamela Stedman-Edwards, Jonathan Cook, and Owen Cylke 9. Lessons from the Case Studies John D. Nash and Donald F. Larson 10. Beyond Trade: Economic Transition in the Globalization Era and Prospects for Poverty and Environment Bruno Losch Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848443433 20160604
While some argue that trade liberalization has raised incomes and led to environmental protection in developing countries, others claim that it generates neither poverty reduction nor sustainability. The detailed case studies in this book demonstrate that neither interpretation is universally correct, given how much depends on specific policies and institutions that determine 'on-the-ground' outcomes. Drawing on research from six countries around the developing world, the book also presents the unique perspectives of researchers at both the world's largest development organization (The World Bank) and the world's largest conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund) on the debate over trade liberalization and its effects on poverty and the environment. The authors trace international trade rules and events down through national development contexts to investigate on-the-ground outcomes for real people and places. The studies underscore the importance of evaluating trade from a perspective that pays attention to environmental and social vulnerability and understands the linkages between poverty reduction and environmental protection. The lessons drawn provide a critical first step in developing the appropriate response options needed to ensure that trade plays a positive role in promoting truly sustainable development. Academics and students in environmental economics, development economics and agriculture, as well as policymakers and those in development institutions will appreciate this groundbreaking work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848443433 20160604
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