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dc.contributor.authorMkwara, Bentry
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, Dan
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-01T01:08:55Z
dc.date.available2010-03-01T01:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2009-11
dc.identifier.citationMkwara, B. & Marsh, D. (2009). The links between poverty and the environment in Malawi. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 09/10). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3652
dc.description.abstractDeforestation arising from conversion of forest areas into agriculture is a serious problem in Malawi. Cultivation of subsistence and cash crops is often cited as a major cause of this problem. This paper applies the von Thunen model to firstly, discuss competition for agricultural land and secondly, establish why the poor are closely associated with forests. Further, a regression analysis is conducted to examine the effects of changes in crop land use on changes in forest cover. Results indicate that cultivation of different crops has varying effects on deforestation. Cultivation of maize, primarily by the poor, appears to be the principal cause of deforestation while tobacco and pulses stand at second and third positions, respectively. Finally, a simple methodology is developed to estimate the extent of poverty-driven deforestation in Malawi.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWaikato Management Schoolen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.subjectpovertyen
dc.subjectenvironmenten
dc.subjectagricultureen
dc.subjectdeforestationen
dc.subjectMalawien
dc.titleThe links between poverty and the environment in Malawien
dc.typeWorking Paperen
uow.relation.series09/10
dc.relation.isPartOfWorking Paper in Economicsen_NZ
pubs.elements-id53971


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