Livestock and Deforestation in Central America in the 1980s and 1990s: A Policy Perspective

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CIFOR, 1996 - Agriculture - 88 pages
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Forests, cattle, pastures and crops; The different "logics" of livestock production. The role of market forces in the cattle-forest relationship. Government subsidies for livestock and public road construction. The role of Government Land Policies and Land Markets. Technological change and environmental degradation. The role of forestry policy. Political instability and violence. Conclusions and policy recommendations.

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