Apr 17, 2013· Mining also requires large amounts of land that could otherwise be used for agricultural production. This sets up a direct competition with smallscale agriculture for control and use of land. In some countries such as Ghana, farmers displaced by mining projects turn to smallscale mining as a replacement livelihood. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and conflict in which these farmers .
Aug 27, 2015· Those countries work with smallscale miners as well as largescale industry to make sure that income from mining creates jobs and leads to development. Both .