Cuadernos de Economía
Print version ISSN 0121-4772
POLANCO, Jorge Andrés. COMPENSACIONES ECONÓMICAS ANTE CONFLICTOS DE USO DEL SUELO. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2009, vol.28, n.50, pp. 279-316. ISSN 0121-4772.
Attenuation of existing land use conflicts is often approached by means of economic compensations. We estimate conflicts in the High-Andean Plains System of the Antioquia Department, comparing land use restrictions with the dynamic of the agricultural frontier. Compensations are calculated as a function of land rent, and its financing with public and private funds is assessed considering municipal investments and the solvency of the productive sector. Results indicate that land use conflicts are stronger where crop border movement is active. Compensations are able to be undertaken by small municipalities with low profitability of land, while economic groups can finance them depending on governance.
Keywords : development; environment; land rent; land use.