The Political Economy of Soil Erosion in Developing Countries
In this book for the first time social analysis is applied to discover why soil conservation programs in developing countries do not succeed. People's strategies against the conservation policies are discussed and the why and wherefore of their unpopularity
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administration Africa agricultural analysis approach areas becomes benefits cause central Chapter classes colonial common concern conservation policies conservation programmes considerable costs crops cultivation decisions degradation difficult direct discussed economic effects elements environment environmental example existing explanation failure farmers farms follows foreign forest frequently groups household identified implementation imply important improved income increasing India institutions interests involved issue labour lack land land-users leading less lesser developed countries loss major means measures natural objective occurred opportunities particularly pastoralists pasture peasants physical planning planting political poor population practices pressure problem production programmes reasons reduced relations relationship result rural scheme social soil conservation soil erosion South Korea successful technical techniques tend tion United usually yields