Tools for Land Use Analysis on Different Scales: With Case Studies for Costa Rica - System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development 8 (Paperback)B. A. M. Bouman (editor), Hans G. P. Jansen (editor), Robert A. Schipper (editor), Huib Hengsdijk (editor), Andre Nieuwenhuyse (editor)
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This book offers a detailed account of a range of interdisciplinary methodologies for land use analysis, developed over a twelve-year period (1986-1998) in Costa Rica, through collaborative research between three institutions: one from the North (Wageningen Agricultural University of The Netherlands), and two from the South (the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center [CATIE] and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock [MAG]). The methodologies span a number of spatial scales, ranging from the field level all the way to the national level. Concepts of systems analysis and information technology play a pivotal role in each of the methodologies. Together, they form a unique toolbox that deserves ample use in the process of agricultural policy design.
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 15 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
JASSS, 5/4 (2002)