Poverty and Land Degradation Linkages in the Developing World

  • Joseph Awetori & Jan Yaro & Hesselberg University of Ghana
Keywords: Poverty, Environment, Neoliberalism, Neo-Malthusianism, Regional, Political, Economy


The review article examines the debate on the poverty-environment hypothesis postulated by the Brundtland Commission. Different theoretical perspectives agree on the fundamental postulation of this hypothesis. However, they differ in their explanation of poverty, land degradation and development problems. The roles of population growth, market forces, knowledge of farm and environmental management, physical factors and the state are perceived differently by the different perspectives presented.