Forests, cattle, pastures and crops; The different qlogicsq of livestock production. The role of market forces in the cattle-forest relationship. Government subsidies for livestock and public road construction. The role of Government Land Policies and Land Markets. Technological change and environmental degradation. The role of forestry policy. Political instability and violence. Conclusions and policy recommendations.aBetween the 1970s and the mid to late 1980s, land values in Peten rose from less than 10 quetzales to 27 quetzales to about ... Even there, however, newly incorporated lands on the agricultural frontier grow rapidly in value as they become more accessible. ... from less than 50 dollars per hectare before road access was established, to more than 100 dollars immediately thereaftera (Ledec 1992b: 96).
|Title||:||Livestock and Deforestation in Central America in the 1980s and 1990s|
|Publisher||:||CIFOR - 1996|