Tropenwaldforschung Thailand


The development of a method to combine Land Use Planning (LUP) with remote sensing tools, with the full integration and participation of the local communities in order to maintain natural resources and to safeguard sustainable, ecological farming systems. Through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hand-drawn village land use maps can be digitised and printed in various sizes for information sharing and joint planning with the various stakeholders in the highlands. Hillribe farming systems, whether they are purely of shifting cultivation types or in intermediate stages towards permanent farming, demarcate about twice as much land area for conservation forest as for agricultural use. Of this agricultural area, only about 10 % is actually burned and cultivated every year, while the rest is in various stages of forest regeneration through fallow. This shows that there is a strong awareness among farmers ot preseve the environment they live in. On the government side there seem to be changes at polidy level with various discussion processes surrounding the pending Forestry Sector Master Plan and Community Forestry Act as well as the renewed controversies of the April 1997 Cabinet Resolutions permitting settlement in forest areas. In most cases village maps are only available in the villages themselves, but a constructive discussion requires information sharing for all parties concerned.
The development of a method to combine Land Use Planning (LUP) with remote sensing tools, with the full integration and participation of the local communities in order to maintain natural resources and to safeguard sustainable, ecological farming systems. Through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hand-drawn village land use maps can be digitised and printed in various sizes for information sharing and joint planning with the various stakeholders in the highlands. Hillribe farming systems, whether they are purely of shifting cultivation types or in intermediate stages towards permanent farming, demarcate about twice as much land area for conservation forest as for agricultural use. Of this agricultural area, only about 10 % is actually burned and cultivated every year, while the rest is in various stages of forest regeneration through fallow. This shows that there is a strong awareness among farmers ot preseve the environment they live in. On the government side there seem to be changes at polidy level with various discussion processes surrounding the pending Forestry Sector Master Plan and Community Forestry Act as well as the renewed controversies of the April 1997 Cabinet Resolutions permitting settlement in forest areas. In most cases village maps are only available in the villages themselves, but a constructive discussion requires information sharing for all parties concerned.


Principal investigators
Nagel, Uwe Jens Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (Details) (Agricultural Consulting and Communication Studies)

Duration of project
Start date: 09/1996
End date: 09/1999

Research Areas
dreidimensionale Modelle, GIS, Landnutzungsplanung, Partizipation

Publications
In Druck Testing tools for participatory land use planning at local level amid controversial policies. Kapitel im demnächst erscheinenden Buch von Delang, C. (Hrsg.): The Karen in Thailand and Burma. Routledge, Singapore



In Druck Planning, Participation and Policy: Tools and experiences in the northern highlands of Thailand with hill tribe farming systems. Kapitel im demnächst erscheinenden Buch von Neef, A. (Hrsg.): Participatory Technology Development (vorläufiger Titel). Sonderforschungsbereich Südostasien Nr. 564 der Universität Stuttgart Hohenheim



In Druck "Participation" in a conflicting policy framework: Lessons learned from a Thai experience. ASEAN Biodiversity, ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC), Quezon City, Philippinen



2002 Planning, Participation and Policy: Hilltribes overcoming the dichotomy between agriculture and forest preservation in northern Thailand. Tropenwaldforschung, Tropenökologisches Begleitprogramm (TÖB) der GTZ, TZ-Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Rossdorf, No. TWF-33e



2001 Participatory land use planning and GIS: Experiences with geographic information systems as a communication tool at community level in the highlands of northern Thailand. Newsletter of the Asia-Pacific Agroforestry Network, FAO Regionalbüro Bangkok, Thailand, No. 18/19, pp. 3-16



2001 Participatory GIS as a tool for land use planning in northern Thailand. In: Bridges, E.M. et al. (Hrsg.): Response to Land Degradation. Science Publishers Inc., Enfield, USA, pp. 288-289



2000 Can participatory land use planning at community level in the highlands of northern Thailand use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a communication tool? "Land-Water Linkages in Rural Watersheds Electronic Workshop" organisiert von der FAO in Rom, 18.9.-27.10. Website: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/watershed



1995 Agricultural Land-Use in Eroding Uplands: A Case Study in the Philippines Co-Autor, Tropicultura, AGCD Brüssel, Belgien, Vol. 13:1, pp. 25-31



1991 Controlling the Larger Grain Borer: an extension officer´s experience at grass roots level. Agriculture International, Agraria Press UK, Vol. 43:7, pp. 186-190



1991 The Larger Grain Borer Control Programme: A perspective from work done at grass-root level. Research and Training Newsletter, Ministry of Agriculture of Tanzania, Vol. VI:1-4, pp. 26-29



1990 An offensive against the Larger Grain Borer. New Laden Wain, Reading University, England, No. 6, pp. 15-23





Konferenzvorträge



2001 Can participatory land use planning at community level in the highlands of northern Thailand use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a communication tool? Vortrag beim Workshop "Participatory Technology Development and Local Knowledge for Sustainable Land Use in Southeast Asia" des SFB der Universität Hohenheim in Chiang Mai, 6.-7. Juni. Website: www.iapad.org/participatory_landuse_planning_in_northern_thailand.htm



2000 The identification and application of communication tools for participatory land use planning at sub-district level in the highlands of northern Thailand. Vortrag beim Deutschen Tropentag an der Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, 11.-12. Oktober



2000 Community based land use planning in the highlands of northern Thailand as a means of natural resource management. Poster für den XII. IUFRO World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7.-12. August



1999 The potential of digitised land use maps for community based land use planning in the highlands of northern Thailand. Vortrag beim Deutschen Tropentag an der Humboldt Universität Berlin, 14.-15. Oktober



1998 Facilitating better linkages between hilltribe communities and government agencies with digitised land use maps in Mae Hong Son province, Thailand. Vortrag beim "International Workshop on Community Based Natural Resource Management Experiences" in Chiang Mai, Thailand, organisiert vom Thai-German Highland Development Programme (TG-HDP), 1.-5. Juni. Auf Einladung wurde der Vortrag auch bei der 10. International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO) Konferenz an der Purdue Universität gehalten, Indiana (USA), 23.-28. Mai 1999, siehe ISCO '99 Conference Proceedings



1997 Building on traditional practices to improve the productivity of natural resource management - a community based approach. Vortrag beim Deutschen Tropentag an der Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, 11.-12. Dezember

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