The Impact of Agricultural Productivity on Deforestation in Central Africa
19 September 2023
Using a difference in difference method and a matching model, they demonstrated that the reduction of deforestation in those municipalities was associated with an increase in production and productivity of livestock (head of cattle/hectare), which is in agreement with a model in which the reduction of the value of clearing of new lands brought about by the implementation of the policy, led farmers. [...] Various variables are used in empirical studies to measure the impact of demographic factors: the size of the total population, increase in the total population, the density of the population and the percentage share of the total rural population. [...] The average rate of deforestation of the sampled countries over the period studied (1990–2020), is 0.42%; the minimal average value for the rate of deforestation is recorded in Rwanda (-2.6%) and the maximum is in Burundi (4.48%). [...] Whereby, the differences are the parameters of interest to be estimated; the indexes i and t indicate the country under consideration and the year of observation respectively; and represents the constant and = the error term. [...] The Hauman test refutes the hypothesis of the absence of a correlationship between the random term εit and the explanatory variables of the model (P-value ≤5% regardless of the sample used8).