Integrating GIS into Farming Systems Economics
This book presents results of a research program which is characterized by i) new areas in research methodology of rural development, ii) focusing on empirical problems in natural resources development, especially water resources, and the relation to living standard of rural people and iii) impact assessment of problem solving strategies as well as of natural (e.g. disaster) strategies on the future livelihood of rural people with combined family-society and socio-economic-ecological simulation models.
The empirical analyses centers around the socioeconomic development of different ethnic groups having different access to natural resources, to capital for investment into modern farm production systems, to markets as well as variations in ownership rights. The driving forces behind settlements in new areas (often forests) and the consequences on land use, market supply and living standard of people are analyzed and used for evaluating future strategies.
Integrating GIS into Farming Systems EconomicsWerner Doppler, Krishna Bahadur K.C. & Jirawan Kitchaicharoen (Eds), 2009; XVI + 248pp.; 15 x 21 cm, paperbound
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