Soil-Based Land Use Planning: Impacts on Livelihood Security

  • V. Ramamurthy
Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 21)


Soil is a vital natural resource. To ensure optimum agricultural production, it is imperative to know the basic facts of the soils, their potential and limitations and management strategies needed to overcome the limitations. To improve the productive capacity of soils and further degradation of soil resources, there is a need to develop soil-based technologies and their assessment through participatory approach for quick and wider adoption. Identification of biophysical, socio-economic setup and need of the stakeholders will help to design sustainable, acceptable and economically viable land use plans. In this chapter, impact of soil-based agrotechnology transfer in two agroecological subregions of India has been reported. These plans are based on participatory and integrated farming system approach, where soil-specific agrotechnologies improved the productivity of soils and also the livelihood of farming community.


Soil based Land use planning Participatory Farming systems Livelihood improvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ramamurthy
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  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Regional CentreBengaluruIndia

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