RIGHTS TO CLEARED LAND AND THE CONTROL OF DRYLAND-SEEPAGE SALINITY

The phenomenon of the clearance of deep-rooting vegetation leading to dryland salinity exhibits a number of characteristics which indicate the presence of market failure. These are discussed in the context of identifying an optimal level of clearance in a particular catchment. Various policies could be applied in order to correct for these problems. The potential for the use of taxes and regulations is examined and their limitations are identified. A scheme involving the use of transferable rights to cleared land is described and evaluated by means of a hypothetical example. Controls over land clearance will be more easily achieved when they are introduced at an early stage in the land development process.


Issue Date:
1982-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/22703
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 26, Number 3
Page range:
185-201
Total Pages:
17




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