oa Institute of African Studies Research Review - Population growth and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana: myths and realities
As people struggle to improve their well-being it is the environment which both provides materials whilst -at the same time constraining the effort. This interconnection between human aspiration and ecological integrity is a rather complex one incorporating links between population numbers and per capita resource demand, pattern of culture, organisation, technology and the physical environment. Each ecological complex of concern is located within a wider politico-economic environment. The paper argues that popular perceptions concerning the links between population growth and ecological degradation in Northern Ghana can be misleading if examined outside this complex nexus.
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