Resource Details

Disappearing Forests in Malawi: Causes and Solutions. Research Project.

Project: Available at NO COST Dissertations and Theses

Kerr, A. (2005). Disappearing Forests in Malawi: Causes and Solutions. Research Project. University of California, Berkeley. Available at: https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~akerr/socrates/projects/EEP153-AKerrFinalPaper-Malawi.pdf [Accessed 07 Dec 2016].

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Affiliations

University of California, Berkeley.

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Available at no cost:

https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~akerr/socrates/projects/EEP153-AKerrFinalPaper-Malawi.pdf

Description

  • The author describes various theories for why deforestation is so rampant in Malawi, including population growth and cycles of poverty.
  • She identifies agriculture, issues of land tenure, migration, and other factors as underlying drivers of deforestation in Malawi.
  • Finally, she offers policy recommendations to improve the condition of Malawi's forests as well as its people.

 

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • Malawi
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