Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
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Land-Use Planning in Agricultural Development for Food Security

  • Salamatou Abdourahamane IlliassouEmail author
  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
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Land-use planning is the systematic assessment of land and water potential, alternatives for land use and socioeconomic conditions in order to select and adopt the best land-use options (FAO 1993). It indicates which areas of land are most valuable under a specific land use or activity for better performance while safeguarding resources for the future. “The driving force in planning is the need for change, the need for improved management or the need for a quite different pattern of land use dictated by changing circumstances (FAO 1993).”

In agriculture, land-use planning represents a fundamental process and key element in all types of agricultural development and conservation. Often misunderstood, it regulates land-use options in an efficient way that will increase their productivity sustainably and meet the needs of the society while avoiding conflicts. Agricultural land-use planning will hence contribute to the efficient use of resources toward improving yield and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salamatou Abdourahamane Illiassou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Agronomic SciencesUniversity of DiffaDiffaNiger
  2. 2.African Forest Forum, C/o World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)NairobiKenya

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Onguso Oeba
    • 1
  1. 1.African Forest Forum, C/o World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)NairobiKenya