Policy Research Reports English; Paperback; 304 pages; 7.5x9.25
Published November 28, 2006 by World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-6735-3; SKU: 16735
Despite the vast number of books and reports on tropical
deforestation, there's confusion about the causes of forest loss
and forest poverty, and the effectiveness of policy responses.
At Loggerheads seeks to describe ways to reconcile pressures
for agricultural expansion in the tropics with the urgent needs for
both forest conservation and poverty alleviation. It diagnoses the
causes and impacts of forest loss and the reasons for the association
of forests and poverty. It looks at how policies—modulated by
local conditions—act simultaneously on deforestation and poverty,
creating tradeoffs or complementarities, depending on the situation.
The report brings to the surface problems that impede adoption of
favourable policies, describing institutional and technological
innovations that might help overcome these impediments.