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Re-examining the 'more people less erosion' hypothesis: special case or wider trend?

November 2000
Charlotte Boyd and Tom Slaymaker
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Recent research into natural resource rehabilitation based on in-depth case studies has highlighted situations where population growth and agricultural intensification have been accompanied by improved rather than deteriorating soil and water resources (e.g. Tiffen et al., 1994). Drawing on new case studies in six countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda), this paper examines how widespread are the prospects for positive outcomes of the ‘more people, less erosion’ type.

Water Policy
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Briefing paper (pdf, 39.42k, 6 pages)