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Forests or Fields? A Response to the Theory that Tropical Forest Conservation Poses a Threat to the Poor

Authors: 
Fearnside, P.M.
Date: 
April 1993

A rebuttal is provided of David Wood's proposal to open up tropical forests to agricultural uses. Concern is raised that his proposal exaggerates the ability of forests to regenerate after agricultural uses, sacrifices tropical forests in the name of alleviating poverty and in support of large land owners, and prevents valuable potential resource use by local populations.

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Publication type: 
Journal Article
Source name: 
Land Use Policy
Page numbers: 
pp. 108-21
Publisher: 
Butterworths, Guildford, Surrey
Themes: 
Forestry
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