Sustainable Agriculture In Brazil
Economic Development and Deforestation
Jill L. Caviglia, Assistant Professor of Economics, Salisbury State University, US
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Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics series
This book explores the relationship between the land use choices of small-scale farmers and the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Although sustainable agriculture was introduced to the Amazon area about 10 years ago, it has been adopted by only a few farmers. Jill L. Caviglia analyses why this practice has not been more widely adopted and offers policy prescriptions to address this.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon 3. Sustainable Agriculture 4. Addressing Market Failure Which Has Led to Tropical Deforestation with Discrete Choice Models 5. Data Collection and Analysis 6. The Economic Model 7. Conclusion Bibliography Index