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Illegality and inequity in Ghana’s cocoa-forest landscape: How formalization can undermine farmers control and benefits from trees on their farms

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Schemes to promote sustainable forest management have increasingly focused on addressing widespread informalities in timber production, based on the presumed links between formalisation, the maintenance of forest cover and local welfare. This trend is typified by the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative and associated Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) aimed at eradicating the trade of illegal wood between partner countries and the EU. Yet there is concern th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.02.014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Environmental Change Institute
Oxford college:
St Cross College
ORCID:
0000-0002-5020-7830
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Environmental Change Institute
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Land Use Policy Journal website
Volume:
76
Pages:
405-413
Publication date:
2018-02-28
Acceptance date:
2018-02-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5754
ISSN:
0264-8377
Pubs id:
pubs:827198
URN:
uri:7c4dc232-999e-48fc-91a5-2f610cb35cbf
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uuid:7c4dc232-999e-48fc-91a5-2f610cb35cbf
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pubs:827198

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