POPULATION-DRIVEN CHANGES IN LAND-USE IN DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES

Citation
Re. Bilsborrow et Hwoo. Ogendo, POPULATION-DRIVEN CHANGES IN LAND-USE IN DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, Ambio, 21(1), 1992, pp. 37-45
Citations number
57
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
AmbioACNP
ISSN journal
0044-7447
Volume
21
Issue
1
Year of publication
1992
Pages
37 - 45
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-7447(1992)21:1<37:PCILID>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
This paper shows that demographic processes influence land degradation through the intervening variables of land use. A proper understanding of the effects of population growth and redistribution on deforestati on, soil erosion, etc., requires examining changes in land-use pattern s over time. A conceptual framework is proposed, wherein these changes are seen to be manifest in various forms, depending on natural resour ces and institutional factors, including changes in land-tenure arrang ements, land intensification, and land extensification. Cross-country data on demographic trends, changes in land use and environmental degr adation are presented, to provide an overview for Latin American and s ub-Saharan Africa. Specific linkages are examined and case studies for Guatemala and Kenya are presented.