Improved Tools for Managing Agroforestry Landscapes in Northern Thailand: Pilot Application of Spatial Analysis and Negotiation Support Systems.

TitleImproved Tools for Managing Agroforestry Landscapes in Northern Thailand: Pilot Application of Spatial Analysis and Negotiation Support Systems.
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsThomas D, Weyerhaeuser H, Saipothong P
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Conference NameIII Symposium on MMSEA
Pagination381–400
Date PublishedAugust 2002
PublisherYunnan Science and Technology Press
Conference LocationLijiang, China
Call NumberPP0147-05
Keywordsagroforestry, Deforestation, Landscape, Thailand
AbstractCurrent landscape mosaic patterns of land cover in Northern Thailand can be seen as resulting from adaptation of traditional agricultural systems over time. During the 1950s, little influence from the lowlands had yet imposed itself on traditional systems in higher elevation zones. Subsequent outside influences, such as markets for new crops associated with both opium crop replacement programs and expansion of lowland agro-industry, led to extensive clearance of forest in mountainous areas. Increasing clearing size changed the land-use patterns from those formerly based on small clearings, substantially impacting forest regeneration and watersheds in general
URLhttp://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/sea/th/publication?do=view_pub_detail&pub_no=PP0147-05