Alternatives to Slash and Burn: The Search for an Alternative.

Abstract

This remarkable volume addresses the sustainable management of tropical forests with unstinting sophistication, moving the analysis beyond clichés to the true complexities of the challenge. The worlds tropical forests, in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, are being cut down, at enormous costs to local and global biodiversity and ecosystem services. The carbon released by tropical deforestation is a significant factor in the overall increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases. Yet the best bets to deal with the challenge of tropical deforestation remain far from obvious. The studies collected here offer new conceptual tools and a rich compendium of empirical analyses that will be needed to formulate a set of viable responses to this major global challenge.


Citation
C. Palm, Vosti, S., Sanchez, P., and Ericksen, P., Alternatives to Slash and Burn: The Search for an Alternative. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005, p. 488.

Authors
Palm, C; Vosti, S.; Sanchez, P.; Ericksen, P.; @cgiar.org, asb;
Publications Details
Publication Type: Book
Year Published: 2005