Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development: Exploring Integrated Assessment Approaches

Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development: Exploring Integrated Assessment Approaches

By: Desmond McNeill (editor), Floor Brouwer (editor), Ingrid Nesheim (editor)Hardback

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The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the long-term impacts of decisions taken today. The success of land use policies has in the past often been hampered by the fact that we simply do not know enough about their impact on sustainable development across developing countries. This book contributes to bridging this knowledge gap while facilitating the successful design and implementation of land use policies. The challenge of land use changes in response to changes in the policy environment - macro policy, agricultural and forest policy, environmental policy - is explored with a focus on the South. Detailed case studies encompassing seven countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America are presented via a common framework of analysis. In each case, sustainable development concerns are identified from environmental, economic and social perspectives. The interrelated causes of these problems are analysed by identifying key drivers and relevant land use policies, and the potential impact of prioritized land use policies are then discussed. This important book will prove invaluable to academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers concerned with land-use planning, sustainable development and environmental studies.

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Edited by Desmond McNeill, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway, Ingrid Nesheim, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway and Floor Brouwer, Senior Research Scholar, Research Unit on Environment, Nature and Landscape, LEI (Wageningen University and Research Centre), The Hague, The Netherlands


Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Floor Brouwer, Ingrid Nesheim and Desmond McNeill PART I: INTRODUCTION 2. Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries in a Changed Global Context Joachim von Braun 3. Institutional Context for Sustainable Development Desmond McNeill, Rene Verburg and Marcel Bursztyn 4. Integrated Assessment Approach Pytrik Reidsma, Hannes Koenig and Irina Bezlepkina PART II: CASE STUDIES 5. Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution in Taihu Lake Basin, China Shuyi Feng, Xiaoping Shi, Pytrik Reidsma, Xianlei Ma and Futian Qu 6. Land Degradation in the Arid Jeffara Region, Tunisia Mongi Sghaier, Abdeladhim Mohamed Arbi, Jean-Philippe Tonneau, Nadia Ounalli, Houcine Jeder and Muriel Bonin 7. Land Degradation and Irrigation Practices in the Office du Niger, Mali Youssouf Cisse, Muriel Bonin, Ingrid Nesheim, Jean-Philippe Tonneau and Rene Verburg 8. Pressure on Land in the Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia Nina Novira, Syarifah Aini Dalimunthe, Nur Indah Sari Dewi, Triana Sefti Rahayu, Aditya Pandu Wicaksono, Hannes Koenig and Johannes Schuler 9. Land Subdivision and Degradation in Narok, Kenya Patrick Gicheru, Stella Nabwile Makokha, Le Chen, Louis N. Gachimbi and Jane W. Wamuongo 10. Agrarian Crisis and Policy Links: A Framework for Karnataka, India Seema Purushothaman, Sheetal Patil and Sham Kashyap 11. Road Development and Deforestation in Amazonia, Brazil Saulo Rodrigues-Filho, Marcel Bursztyn, Diego Lindoso, Nathan Debortoli, Ingrid Nesheim and Rene Verburg PART III: CONCLUSION 12. Lessons from a Comparative Analysis of Case Studies Ingrid Nesheim, Desmond McNeill, Irina Bezlepkina, Floor Brouwer, Youssouf Cisse, Shuyi Feng, Patrick Gicheru, Nina Novira, Seema Purushothaman, Saulo Rodrigues-Filho and Mongi Sghaier 13. Critical Analysis of Land Use Policies Muriel Bonin, Emilie Coudel, Youssouf Cisse, Shuyi Feng, Patrick Gicheru, Nina Novira, Nadia Ounalli, Seema Purushothaman, Saulo Rodrigues-Filho, Mongi Sghaier, Xiaoping Shi and Jean-Philippe Tonneau 14. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations Floor Brouwer, Desmond McNeill and Ingrid Nesheim Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781849802925
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781849802925
  • ISBN10: 1849802920

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