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a852: T. Anderson White's environmental analysis of Haiti, 1994<http://www.decs.org/pdf_docs/PNABU097.pdf> (fwd)

From: Stuart M Leiderman <leidermn@cisunix.unh.edu>

>From the USAID cybervaults, a very readable, persuasive analysis:

T. Anderson White, University of Minnesota, 1994,
"Policy Lessons from History and Natural Resource Projects in Rural Haiti"


[excerpt from the forward]

"...White concludes that neither past policies nor projects have
substantially, and positively, changed the principal and growing land use
problem in rural Haiti, namely, declining rural productivity and welfare.
If policies and projects are to aid rural development in Haiti, they must
first address political repression, pervasive insecurity, and inadequate
access to education, capital, and local organizations.  These are the
causes of the problems.  Deforestation and low levels of farm technology
are only symptoms."

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Stuart Leiderman
Environmental Response