Tools for Land Use Analysis on Different Scales

With Case Studies for Costa Rica

  • Bas A. M. Bouman
  • Hans G. P. Jansen
  • Robert A. Schipper
  • Huib Hengsdijk
  • André Nieuwenhuyse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Johan Bouma, Hans G. P. Jansen, Arie Kuyvenhoven, Martin K. Van Ittersum, Bas A. M. Bouman
    Pages 1-7
  3. André Nieuwenhuyse, Bas A. M. Bouman, Hans G. P. Jansen, Robert A. Schipper, Rodrigo Alfaro
    Pages 9-34
  4. Peter C. Roebeling, Hans G. P. Jansen, Aad Van Tilburg, Robert A. Schipper
    Pages 65-96
  5. Huib Hengsdijk, Bas A. M. Bouman, André Nieuwenhuyse, Robert A. Schipper, Janette Bessembinder
    Pages 97-114
  6. Robert A. Schipper, Bas A. M. Bouman, Hans G. P. Jansen, Huib Hengsdijk, André Nieuwenhuyse
    Pages 115-144
  7. Janette Bessembinder, Martin K. Van Ittersum, Robert A. Schipper, Bas A. M. Bouman, Huib Hengsdijk, André Nieuwenhuyse
    Pages 145-169
  8. Peter C. Roebeling, Hans G. P. Jansen, Robert A. Schipper, Fernando S. Enz, Edmundo Castro, Ruerd Ruben et al.
    Pages 171-198
  9. Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Romano A. Orlich, Ronald Vargas, Johan Bouma
    Pages 199-212
  10. Bas A. M. Bouman, Hans G. P. Jansen, Robert A. Schipper, Johan Bouma, Arie Kuyvenhoven, Martin K. Van Ittersum
    Pages 213-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-275

About this book


This book reflects the results of more than ten years of cooperative research involving Wageningen Agricultural University (y. l AU) in the Netherlands, the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE; Centro Agron6mico Tropical de lnvestigaci6n y Ensefianza) in Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG; Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadeda) as part of the Research Program on Sustainability in Agriculture (REPOSA) in the Central American country. The type of cooperation was unusual as it focused on both research and the education of students undertaking either M. Sc. thesis projects or a program of practical training in the various aspects of studying land use. Since funding was provided by W AU, a high degree of scientific autonomy was created that has clearly benefited the independent, scientific rigor of the work. Over the ten-year period, the program has changed from being a patchwork of various insulated specialist projects, into a truly interdisciplinary effort, leading to the development of innovative tools for analyzing land use on a number of geographical scales. These tools are presented in this book. Besides CATIE and MAG, cooperation with other Costa Rican partner institutions has been essential from the beginning, and this process of interaction has also evolved considerably over time.


agriculture development education geography land use research sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Bas A. M. Bouman
    • 1
  • Hans G. P. Jansen
    • 2
  • Robert A. Schipper
    • 3
  • Huib Hengsdijk
    • 4
  • André Nieuwenhuyse
    • 5
  1. 1.International Rice Research InstituteLos BañosThe Philippines
  2. 2.Agricultural Economics Research InstituteThe HagueThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Economics and ManagementWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Crop ScienceWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.ZONISIG ProjectLa PazBolivia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6480-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9024-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-9526
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