Population pressure and land degradation: the case of Ethiopia.

  title={Population pressure and land degradation: the case of Ethiopia.},
  author={Sverre Grepperud},
  journal={Journal of environmental economics and management},
  volume={30 1},
  • Sverre Grepperud
  • Published 1996 in Journal of environmental economics and management
Literature published during the 1970s generated a number of important hypotheses on the possible harmful consequences of rapid population growth. The population pressure hypothesis (PPH) relates land degradation directly to population pressure, arguing that under comparable physical conditions, heavily eroded areas occur in highly populated regions. This hypothesis is tested using a multivariate analysis to identify factors responsible for the observed spatial distribution of soil erosion in… CONTINUE READING
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