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A Tragedy of the Non-commons: Recent Developments in the Babacu Palm Based Industries in Maranhao, Brazil

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Type: Journal Article
Author: May, Peter H.
Journal: Forests, Trees and People Newsletter
Volume: 11
Page(s): 23-27
Date: 1990
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5881
Sector: Forestry
Region: South America
Subject(s): forestry
property rights
rural development
land tenure and use
social movements
tragedy of the commons
Abstract: "In the following article the author, Dr. Peter H. May, analyses how the property rights changes resulting from permanent land use conversion and technological innovations in the processing of the babacu palm fruits have effected small holders in Maranhao, Brazil."

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