Rainfall patterns and human settlement in tropical Africa and Asia compared

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Abstract

Tropical Asia has historically hosted larger and denser agricultural civilisations than tropical Africa. Using colonial-era rainfall and population data, this column explores the role of climatological conditions in the development of dense rural populations in the two regions. Rainfall shocks were both more frequent and severe in Africa than in Asia, lending support to the argument that ecological barriers to agricultural intensification were more challenging in tropical Africa than elsewhere.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Kostadis Papaioannou
  • Ewout Frankema
Externa organisationer
  • Wageningen University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk historia
Originalspråkengelska
UtgivningsformatVOX CEPR Policy Portal
Förlagvoxeu.org
StatusPublished - 2017 jun 15
PublikationskategoriPopulärvetenskap
Peer review utfördNej
Externt publiceradJa