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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

Land use changes vis-à-vis agricultural development in southeastern Burkina Faso : the field expansion dilemma

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REENBERG A. ; OKSEN P. ; SVENDSEN J. ;

Abstract

This paper deals with land use changes in semi arid Burkina Faso, specifically the issue of field encroachment on extensively used land. Some theoretical perspectives of field expansions in agricultural production systems characterised by crop-livestock interaction are discussed with reference to Boserup's theories on intensification. The empirical part provides documentation for the land use patterns and practices, based on aerial photos from 1978 and 1994 and village surveys. The AA. propose the notion of the expansion dilemma which questions the theory that agricultural expansion should always be perceived as a forerunner of intensification

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 0016-7223 / CODEN GGTKAV

Editor : Kongelige danske geografiske selskab, København - DANEMARK (1877)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 103, no2 [pp. 57-69]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2112

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