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Biblioteca Population pressure, land tenure, and tree resource management in Uganda

Population pressure, land tenure, and tree resource management in Uganda

Population pressure, land tenure, and tree resource management in Uganda

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Date of publication
Diciembre 1997
Resource Language
ISBN / Resource ID
IFPRI-p15738coll2-125637
Pages
36 pages : tables 28 cm.

This study uses aerial photographs and survey data from sixty four parishes in east-central Uganda to identify the factors affecting conversion of woodlands and traditional grazing areas to agriculture. Regression analysis shows that customary land tenure institutions, greater population pressure and poor access to markets are significant causes of land conversion to agriculture, and hence to loss of trees. Private ownership of converted land promotes greater integration of trees and crops and leads to the highest density of trees on agricultural land. Given that continuing population growth will lead to further land conversion to agriculture, the best prospect for maintaining or increasing tree populations lies with agroforestry on cultivated land.

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Place, Frank M.; Otsuka, Keijiro

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