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State University of New York (1993)

Agricultural land clearing and woody biomass resources in Botswana

Eskeli, Phillip George

Titre : Agricultural land clearing and woody biomass resources in Botswana

Auteur : Eskeli, Phillip George

Université de soutenance : State University of New York

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1993

Résumé
Those concerned with deforestation in semi-arid regions of Africa have regularly underestimated the impact of land clearing for agriculture. Within the thesis, a model linking the dynamics of the bush-fallow agricultural system with the wood collection activities of consumers for a rural community predicts the feasibility of achieving national food self-sufficiency and maintaining adequate wood stocks. Data layers on land use, demography, and woody biomass growing stock, and projections of population growth, food self-sufficiency, wood exports, etc. are incorporated in a spatial process model of agricultural land clearing and wood collection to simulate changes in the landscape, wood resources, and the extent of food self-sufficiency through the year 2010. The results predict more heavily populated agricultural areas will be most seriously affected by deforestation due to land clearing, while complete deforestation of a site due to live tree harvesting for fuel does not occur before the year 2000

Mots clés : Biological sciences, Forestry

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