Reframing Deforestation sargues that the scale of deforestation wrought by West African farmers during the twentieth century has been vastly exaggerated and global analyses have unfairly stigmatised them and obscured their more sustainable, landscape-enriching practices. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin) and using historical and social anthropological evidence, Reframing Deforestation illustrates that more realistic assessments of forest cover change, and more respectful attention to local knowledge and practices, are necessary bases for effective and appropriate environmental policies.
, Melissa Leach
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Series: Global Environmental Change S.
04 June 1998
Further / Higher Education
Deforestation in West Africa - the foundations of orthodoxy; Cote d'Ivoire; Liberia; Ghana; Benin; Togo; Sierra Leone; power and knowledge of deforestation.
Reviews for Reframing Deforestation: Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa
... a variety of arguments which serve to reframe forest history and question how and why deforestation has been exaggerated throughout West Africa, setting the analysis in its institutional and social context.