La Dynamique Seculaire Des Plantations Paysannes D’eucalyptus Sur Les Hautes Terres Malgaches

Authors

  • Alain Bertrand

Abstract

This combination of three short papers discusses afforestation, land tenure, and environmnetal legislation in Madagascar. The first paper argues that eucalyptus, though not indigenous to Madagscar, has historically been a valuable income-generating crop through the urban fuel wood market, and a key strategy in asserting claims to property rights. The combination of tenurial and commercial motivations explains the persistence of this dynamic of peasant plantations for a century. 

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Published

1999-10-25