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Between economic loss and social identity: The multi-dimensional cost of avoiding deforestation in Eastern Madagascar

Desbureaux Sébastien, Brimont Laura. 2015. Between economic loss and social identity: The multi-dimensional cost of avoiding deforestation in Eastern Madagascar. Ecological Economics, 118 : pp. 10-20.

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Quartile : Q1, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES / Quartile : Q2, Sujet : ECOLOGY / Quartile : Outlier, Sujet : ECONOMICS / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Liste HCERES des revues (en SHS) : oui

Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Economie-gestion

Abstract : This paper exhibits the multiple dimensions of the cost of stopping the main driver of deforestation in Madagascar, slash-and-burn agriculture (tavy). As well as being a major component of the economic livelihoods of most local households living at the edge of forests, tavy has been described by anthropologists as an important cultural practice. In this paper, we show that stopping tavy does not only entail an economic cost for local households. The loss of the cultural dimension of tavy would come at an additional “cultural cost” for some. Our results suggest that a viable cessation of deforestation in Madagascar would require going beyond simple compensation of the opportunity costs of avoiding deforestation. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : forêt tropicale, Déboisement, Utilisation des terres, Communauté rurale, gestion des ressources naturelles, Zonage, protection de la forêt, Zone protegée, Agriculture de subsistance, Montant compensatoire, Législation de l'environnement, moyens d'existence

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Madagascar

Mots-clés complémentaires : Brûlis

Classification Agris : K01 - Forestry - General aspects
K70 - Forest injuries and protection
E50 - Rural sociology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Desbureaux Sébastien, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA)
  • Brimont Laura, IDDRI (FRA)

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