Factors affecting forest area changes in Cambodia: An econometric approach

A journal article aiming to clarify factors affecting forest area changes. The authors analysed the relationship between various socio-economic factors on deforestation in Cambodia for the period of 2002 to 2010. They conducted a panel data analysis for 18 provinces. They tested time effects, cross-sectional dependence, serial correlation in idiosyncratic errors, and heteroskedasticity, and obtained robust variance matrix estimations to solve the problems of heteroskedasticity and serial correlation. The results showed that population, gross agricultural production and large-scale plantation development have negative impacts on forest area changes. The impacts of rice cultivation, gross industrial production, household income and house floor area by household were found not to be significant. Overall, the results indicated that forests in Cambodia still face pressure from increases in population, agriculture production, and the enlargement of land development.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Agriculture
  • Forest cover
  • Population
  • Rice
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
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Version / Edition 1.0
Date uploaded 06/12/2015
Date modified 2018-01-18T01:52:54.316680
Contact

Tetsuya Michinaka, REDD Research and Development Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Tel: 81-29-829-8635 E-mail: zhangyf@affrc.go.jp

Co-author (individual) Tetsuya Michinaka, Motoe Miyamoto, Yasuhiro Yokota, Heng Sokh, Sethaphal Lao & Vuthy Ma
ISSN number 1913-9063
Publication place Canada
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Publication date 2013
Pagination 12-25
General note
Keywords deforestation,REDD+,econometric analysis,large-scale plantation