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Authors: 
Willassen, Yngve
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2001,21
Abstract: 
This paper considers the so-called fallow-cultivation problem in traditional agriculture. The paper speciļ¬es the problem and determines the optimal length of the fallow-cultivation cycle. We also show the impact of rising output prices on this cycle. This has been widely discussed in the literature, but we conclude that previous stated results do not hold. The fallow-cultivation problem is an important economic problem, since traditional farming provides the food in most low-income countries. However, it is also worth studying since it is an interesting specimen case in a class of dynamic models in which sensible controls split process variables in distinctive phases.
Subjects: 
The fallow-cultivation cycle
output prices
soil conservation
JEL: 
C44
D80
Q23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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