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SANREM CRSP, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Over-reliance on forest resources for household income negatively impacts forest ecosystems and the long-term economic stability of low-income households in Malawi. In order to develop economic and environmentally sustainable alternatives, policy makers need to understand what motivates forest resource use.
For more information, see:
– Fisher, Monica and Gerald Shively. 2005. Can Income Programs Reduce Tropical Forest Pressure? Income Shocks and Forest Use in Malawi. World Development 33: 1115-1128.
– Fisher, Monica, Gerald E. Shively, and Steven Buccola. 2005. Activity Choice, Labor Allocation, and Forest Use in Malawi. Land Economics 81 (4): 503-517.
– Fisher, Monica. 2004. Household welfare and forest dependence in Southern Malawi. Environment and Development Economics 9: 135-154.