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Does Large-Scale Gold Mining Reduce Agricultural Growth? : Case studies from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Tanzania

Andersson, Magnus ; Hall, Ola LU ; Boke-Olén, Niklas LU and Tolonen, Anja (2015) p.1-27
Abstract
We apply a novel analytical framework based on medium resolution satellite data for the period 2001 – 2012 to estimate the effects of gold mining on agricultural production in Ghana, Mali, Tanzania and Burkina Faso. Our analysis finds a strong correlation between official statistics of agricultural production and vegetation index from satellite data at district level in these countries. Agricultural productivity as proxied by greenness index (NDVI) does not decrease in the proximity of large scale gold mines. Our empirical estimations show that economic activity as proxied by night lights, increase in the proximity of mining but the estimates remains statistically insignificant.
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  abstract     = {We apply a novel analytical framework based on medium resolution satellite data for the period 2001 –   2012  to  estimate  the  effects  of  gold  mining on  agricultural  production  in  Ghana,  Mali,  Tanzania and Burkina  Faso.  Our analysis finds a strong  correlation between official statistics of agricultural production and vegetation index from satellite data at district level in these countries. Agricultural  productivity  as  proxied  by  greenness  index (NDVI)  does  not  decrease  in  the  proximity  of  large  scale  gold mines.  Our  empirical  estimations  show  that  economic  activity  as  proxied by night lights, increase in the proximity of mining but the estimates remains statistically insignificant.},
  author       = {Andersson, Magnus and Hall, Ola and Boke-Olén, Niklas and Tolonen, Anja},
  booktitle    = {Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015 : Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--27},
  title        = {Does Large-Scale Gold Mining Reduce Agricultural Growth? : Case studies from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Tanzania},
  url          = {http://muep.mau.se/bitstream/handle/2043/18843/710_ANDERSSON_The%20impact%20of%20mining%20on%20agricultural%20growth.pdf;jsessionid=C54D4F24AB6D1B6DBEC69B95A96CC215?sequence=2},
  year         = {2015},
}