Bio-Economics of Sustainable Land Management in Uganda

by Johannes Woelcke (Author)
©2004 Thesis XIX, 181 Pages


Land degradation is a serious economic and environmental threat contributing to declining agricultural productivity, poverty and food insecurity. The extent and rate to which land degradation occurs is of growing concern, particularly in developing countries. Why do poor farm households deplete their soils? This case study of Uganda provides a better understanding of farm household economics in the context of sustainability issues. A bio-economic model has been developed to run scenarios of high relevance for the current reform process in the agricultural sector. Economic and ecological impacts of the adoption of new land management practices are explored. Finally, policy conclusions and implications are derived which can contribute substantially to the current policy debate.


XIX, 181
ISBN (Softcover)
Uganda Landwirtschaft Nachhaltige Entwicklung Entwicklungspolitik Nachhaltige Landbewirtschaftung Agrarökonomie
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. XIX, 181 pp., num. fig., graphs and tables

Biographical notes

Johannes Woelcke (Author)

The Author: Johannes Woelcke received his M.A. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kiel in 1999. In the same year he began to work as a Junior Research Fellow at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. His research interest is sustainable land management – particularly in developing countries. In 2003, Johannes Woelcke obtained his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn. Currently he is working at the Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARD), World Bank.


Title: Bio-Economics of Sustainable Land Management in Uganda