Mining, Pollution and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Ghana

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Fernando Aragon; Juan Pablo Rud;
(2012)
  • Subject: Natural resources; Mining; Pollution
    • jel: jel:O13 | jel:Q11 | jel:Q33

Most modern mines in the developing world are located in rural areas, where agriculture is the main source of livelihood. This creates the potential of negative spillovers to farmers through competition for key inputs (such as land) and environmental pollution. To explo... View more
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