Journal article

Extractive industries, livelihoods and natural resource competition: Mapping overlapping claims in Peru and Ghana

Nicholas Cuba, Anthony Bebbington, John Rogan, Marco Millones

Applied Geography | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Taking the cases of Perú and Ghana, this paper examines overlaps between the extraction of minerals, oil and gas on the one hand, and river basins, agricultural land use, and protected areas on the other hand. In particular the paper considers how far such overlaps can be revealed and analyzed on the basis of (relatively) accessible and affordable data, without having to use more expensive data generated by remote sensing or fieldwork. We use concessions as our indicator of the presence of extractive industry activity, focusing on both mineral and hydrocarbon concessions, and areas of exploration and of active resource exploitation. High portions of agricultural land use in both countries ar..

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