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Sustainable Land Use in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia

Meeting the Challenges of Ecological, Socio-Economic and Cultural Diversity

  • Franz Heidhues
  • Ludger Herrmann
  • Andreas Neef
  • Sybille Neidhart
  • Jens Pape
  • Valle Zárate
  • Pittaya Sruamsiri
  • Dao Chao Thu
  • Integration of results, interdisciplinarity, holistic approach, indigenous knowledge on different levels

Conference proceedings

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Franz Heidhues, Jens Pape
      Pages 3-14
  3. Sustainable Resource Management in the Highlands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Mattiga Panomtaranichagul, Ludger Herrmann
      Pages 17-20
    3. Ludger Herrmann, Klaus Spohrer, Ulrich Schuler, Karl Stahr, Niwat Anongrak, Thanun Hongsak et al.
      Pages 21-36
    4. Andreas Neef, Chapika Sangkapitux, Wolfram Spreer, Peter Elstner, Liane Chamsai, Anne Bollen et al.
      Pages 37-53
    5. Holger Ciglasch, Julia Busche, Peter Ballarin, Christopher E. Tarn, Wulf Amelung, Martin Kaupenjohann et al.
      Pages 54-67
  4. Sustainable Fruit Production and Processing Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Pittaya Sruamsiri, Sybille Neidhart
      Pages 83-91
    3. Sithidech Roygrong, Pittaya Sruamsiri, Fritz Bangerth, Ludger Herrmann, Volker Römheld
      Pages 92-95
    4. Pittaya Sruamsiri, Amonnat Chattrakul, Pawin Manochai, Martin Hegele, Daruni Naphrom, Winai Wiriya-Alongkorn et al.
      Pages 96-109
    5. Martin Hegele, Fritz Bangerth, Daruni Naphrom, Pawin Manochai, Pittaya Sruamsiri, Winai Wiriya-Alongkorn et al.
      Pages 110-119
    6. Somchai Ongprasert, Wolfram Spreer, Winai Wiriya-Alongkorn, Saksan Ussahatanonta, Karlheinz Köller
      Pages 120-133
    7. Sybille Neidhart, Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo, Busarakorn Mahayothee, Isabell Pott, Werner Mühlbauer, Pittaya Sruamsiri et al.
      Pages 134-146
    8. Sybille Neidhart, Piyatip Hutasingh, Reinhold Carle
      Pages 147-158
  5. Livestock Production Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173

About these proceedings

Introduction

Mountainous regions are vitally important ecosystems. They are an important storage of fresh water and energy, a rich source of biodiversity and a significant provider of food for the people living there. They are ecologically highly variable, complex and vulnerable and ethnically, socio-culturally and economically extremely heterogeneous. At the same time they are under severe and increasing pressures caused by higher population growth, inmigration, resource exploitation and rising demands and expectations. They also account for a major share of poverty and food insecurity in rural areas. Given their importance, complexity and vulnerability mountainous regions pose a demanding and new challenge for agricultural research, particularly for research that is addressing environmental sustainability, poverty and food insecurity. The University of Hohenheim’s long-term research program “Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia” (Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 564 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, also known as “The Uplands Program”) is taking on that challenge. It is an integrated interdisciplinary research program where sustainable innovations for agricultural production systems, combining fruit trees, crops, livestock and aquacultural production in their interaction with soil, water and agrochemical use are analysed, as well as their impact on landscape diversity and population dynamics of pests and beneficial insects. Further along the value added chain of agricultural production, potentials of product conservation, processing and marketing are studied.

Keywords

Alter Food Chain Interdisciplinarity Land Use Marketing Southeast Asia Sustainability Sustainable development biodiversity development ecosystem environment non-governmental organizations production

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz Heidhues
    • 1
  • Ludger Herrmann
    • 1
  • Andreas Neef
    • 1
  • Sybille Neidhart
    • 1
  • Jens Pape
    • 1
  • Valle Zárate
    • 1
  • Pittaya Sruamsiri
    • 2
  • Dao Chao Thu
    • 3
  1. 1.The Uplands Program (SFB 564)University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department Of HorticultureChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  3. 3.Hanoi Agricultural UniversityGia Lam HanoiVietnam

About the editors

The SFB 564 "Research for Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia” (also known as "The Uplands Program”) is a long-term collaborative research program, cooperating with 9 universities and research institutes from Thailand, Vietnam and Germany. The objectives of The Uplands Program are (i) to create the scientific base for developing and testing sustainable production and land use systems with increased productivity in ecologically fragile and economically disadvantaged mountainous regions in Southeast Asia; (ii) to develop concepts for rural institutions that can contribute to a sustainable reduction of rural poverty and food insecurity, and (iii) to advance methods for analyzing complex ecosystems and their interactions with the socio-cultural, economic and institutional environment. The research activities integrate the priorities of stakeholders involved in the management of natural resources and in rural development processes. Participation, sustainability and interdisciplinarity are central components in The Uplands Program

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