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Does Large-Scale Gold Mining Reduce Agricultural Growth? : Case studies from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Tanzania

Författare:
  • Magnus Andersson
  • Ola Hall
  • Niklas Boke-Olén
  • Anja Tolonen
Publiceringsår: 2015
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1-27
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015 : Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag

Abstract english

We apply a novel analytical framework based on medium resolution satellite data for the period 2001 – 2012 to estimate the effects of gold mining on agricultural production in Ghana, Mali, Tanzania and Burkina Faso. Our analysis finds a strong correlation between official statistics of agricultural production and vegetation index from satellite data at district level in these countries. Agricultural productivity as proxied by greenness index (NDVI) does not decrease in the proximity of large scale gold mines. Our empirical estimations show that economic activity as proxied by night lights, increase in the proximity of mining but the estimates remains statistically insignificant.

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  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography

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