Unformatted text preview: poor become wealthier more resources for environmental protection However this model is over-simplistic. Furthermore, the free market increases competition and eliminates those ill-placed to compete (i.e. the poor). Reed (2002) suggests the following changes to alleviate poverty: o Institutional reform to increase control over and access to resources o Provision of education, services (e.g. healthcare), etc o Rural investment o Rural representation o Opportunities for small farms, too o Rural communities recognised as (and being paid for being) environmental stewards It is difficult (but important!) to avoid trade-offs between short-term benefits and long-term solutions....
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