Artikel Land Use Change in Dharmasraya

YONARIZA, Yon (2018) Artikel Land Use Change in Dharmasraya. Pertanika JOurnal of Tropical Agriculture, 41 (3). 1111- 1124. ISSN 511-3701

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Deforestation in the tropics is having significant ecological, economic and social impacts (global warming, biodiversity loss, respiratory problems, flooding). Previous research has indicated a close relationship between poverty and deforestation. This study was motivated by the high deforestation rates in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra, Indonesia and a desire to test the assumption that poverty was driving this. Using a mixture of primary and secondary data, and drawing heavily on 250 interviews with households living in and around the forest in Dharmasraya forest, this study describes the context, the forest clearing technique used by households, and analyzed what is driving deforestation in Dharmasraya. The findings showed that people have cleared as much as 80% of the forest using slash-and-burn techniques. Hotspots were observed from NOAA satellite. It was found that deforestation Dharmasraya is driven by middle-class households who control land with an average of 14.97 ha. This finding is significant because it suggests that a forest-related development programme should improve not only society in economic terms but also society’s awareness of the importance of protecting the forest because of its ecological functions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: MR - YONARIZA
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 08:55
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 08:55

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