System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Tools for Land Use Analysis on Different Scales

With Case Studies for Costa Rica

Editors: Bouman, B.A.M., Jansen, H.G.P., Schipper, R.A., Hengsdijk, H., Nieuwenhuyse, A. (Eds.)

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Regional development is intrinsically related to the way in which the land is used. Given the rising awareness of the multifunctionality of the world's land resources, policy makers now face the complex task of accommodating multiple objectives of an increasing number of stakeholders in regional development. This implies a need for tools that can be employed to provide insights into the opportunities and limitations of land use. Those tools should be capable of quantifying trade-offs between socio-economic, sustainability, and environment-related policy objectives.
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. 

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`The volume does a great job of demonstrating that established and tested techniques continue to be used in new and exciting ways. The strength of this volume lies in its thorough treatment of a number of land-use and land-cover change modelling topics from a policy-oriented view. ... This book is therefore valuable to professionals working in the field and useful to researchers embarking on their own land-use or sustainability projects. Finally, it offers one of the relatively few examples of research projects that successfully use technology to integrate across academic disciplines at multiple spatio-temporal scales.'
JASSS, 5/4 (2002)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bouma, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • The physical and socio-economic setting: the northern Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica

    Nieuwenhuyse, André (et al.)

    Pages 9-34

  • Using the CLUE framework to model changes in land use on multiple scales

    Kok, Kasper (et al.)

    Pages 35-63

  • Spatial equilibrium modeling for evaluating inter-regional trade flows, land use and agricultural policy

    Roebeling, Peter C. (et al.)

    Pages 65-96

  • Technical Coefficient Generators for quantifying land use systems

    Hengsdijk, Huib (et al.)

    Pages 97-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tools for Land Use Analysis on Different Scales
Book Subtitle
With Case Studies for Costa Rica
Editors
  • B.A.M Bouman
  • Hans G.P. Jansen
  • Robert A. Schipper
  • Huib Hengsdijk
  • André Nieuwenhuyse
Series Title
System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4074-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4074-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6479-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5791-2
Series ISSN
0928-9526
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 274
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