The Political Economy of Soil Erosion in Developing Countries
Longman, 1985 - Agriculture - 188 pages
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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Is soil erosion really a problem?
A review of techniques and policies
Why do policies usually fail?
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administration Africa agricultural analysis approach areas becomes benefits cause central Chapter classes colonial concern conservation policies conservation programmes crops cultivation decisions degradation difficult direct discussed economic effects elements environment environmental example existing explanation failure farmers farms follows foreign forest frequently groups household implementation imply important improved income increasing India institutions interests involved issue labour lack land land-users less lesser developed countries London loss major means measures natural objective occurred opportunities particularly pastoralists pasture peasants physical planning planting political poor population practices Press pressure problem production programmes reasons reduced relations relationship Report result rural scheme social society soil conservation soil erosion structure Studies successful technical techniques tend tion United University usually yields Zambia