Wageningen UR Frontis Series

Economics of Poverty, Environment and Natural-Resource Use

Editors: Dellink, Rob B., Ruijs, Arjan (Eds.)

  • An excellent overview of the economic analysis of poverty and natural-resource use links
  • A wide variety of contributions by authors from the North and from the South
  • Coverage of a topic that is important and gaining importance in the next decades
  • Papers that treat in an integrated way problems related to poverty and resource degradation
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Reduction of poverty is a tremendous and persistent challenge for the global community. Given that the livelihood of millions is at stake, there is an urgent need to reconsider the causes of and the remedies for poverty. Poverty and its reduction are closely linked to the natural-resources base. The quality and bounty of the local environment certainly affect living conditions of the poor and their poverty is often seen as a contributing factor to the degraded condition of the local environment. Teasing apart the direction of causality in this resource–poverty nexus is a serious empirical challenge.

This book contributes to an improved understanding of the economic dimensions of environmental and natural-resource management and poverty alleviation. The ten chapters of the book offer an overview of the current knowledge concerning the relation between poverty, environment and natural-resource use. Three sides of the debate receive particular attention. First, the relation between resource use and poverty is discussed from a theoretical point of view. Second, it is questioned whether payments for environmental services or considering values of resources can be an effective tool for stimulating both sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation. Third, alternative strategies to break the land degradation–poverty cycle are discussed.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Economics Of Poverty, Environment And Natural-Resource Use

    Ruijs, Arjan (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Poverty Traps And Resource Dynamics In Smallholder Agrarian Systems

    Barrett, Christopher B.

    Pages 17-40

  • Water Resource Management And The Poor

    Hellegers, Petra (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • The Role Of Measurement Problems And Monitoring In Pes Schemes

    Meijerink, Gerdien

    Pages 61-85

  • Can Ecotourism Be An Alternative To Traditional Fishing?

    Sarr, Omar (et al.)

    Pages 87-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics of Poverty, Environment and Natural-Resource Use
Editors
  • Rob B. Dellink
  • Arjan Ruijs
Series Title
Wageningen UR Frontis Series
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8302-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8303-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 210
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