Farms Trees and Farmers
Responses to Agricultural Intensification
Routledge – 1997 – 304 pages
This title aims to provide introductory and concluding surveys of the subject of farms, trees and farmers. Two central parts explore trends in farmer tree-growing and the factors which influence decision-making. Eight case studies cover, among other topics, the need for tree products, market access, the allocation of land and labour, and exposure to risk. In showing why farmers decide to grow or not grow trees, it seeks to increase the reader's knowledge about farming systems and to provide a guide to encouraging farm forestry throughout the world.
List of Contributors * Part I: Overview - Framing the Issues * Part II: Trends in Farmer Tree Growing - Trends in the Landscape in the Middle Hills of Nepal * Trends in Tree Management in Arid Land Use in Western Rajasthan * The Shift of Tree Cover from Forests to Farms in Pakistan: a Long and Broad View * Patterns of Tree Growing by Farmers in Eastern Africa * Part II: Factors Influencing Farmer Decisions - Meeting Household Needs: a Farmer Tree-growing Strategies in Western Kenya * Farmer Responses to Tree Scarcity: the Case of Woodfuel * Wood Product Markets as Incentives for Farmer Tree Growing * Tree Planting and Household Land and Labour Allocation: Case Studies from Kenya and India * Part IV Conclusions - Retrospect and Prospect * Index
J E Michael Arnold is a forest economist who was formerly at the Oxford Forestry Institute. Peter A Dewees is a Natural Resource Management Specialist at the World Bank.