On the Interchange of Subsistence Agriculture and Rainforest: An Indonesian Case

Daniel Useng and Sikstus Gusli, Darmawan and Jeff Neilson and Sarip Hidayat (2015) On the Interchange of Subsistence Agriculture and Rainforest: An Indonesian Case. Proceedings The 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) 2015. pp. 1-5.

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The rainforest role as agent in maintaining the ecosystem balance is constantly under threat. Forest conversions have occurred in all over the world on a very rapid progress. Most of the conversion associated with rural farmers practicing subsistence farming. Part of slash and burning farming system particularly in South Sulawesi has been shifted to land clearing for cereal and state crops (ie. Cocoa) by the rural farmers. This study conducted to trace the rate of forested land conversion into subsistence farming and the driving factors behind this process. The multi temporal Image analysis together with field survey been conducted to find out the rate of conversion and the perception of the rural farmers on land conversion. The study shows that the basic need for survival and the desire to get better life style has driving the people to further convert the forested area into farming land and some of the converted land was abandoned back to forested land

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-1-5108-1721-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: subsistence agriculture, rainforest conversion, change detection
Subjects: Teknologi Penginderaan Jauh > Penelitian, Pengkajian, dan Pengembangan > Teknologi dan Data Penginderaan Jauh > Perolehan Data > Satelit
Divisions: Deputi Penginderaan Jauh > Pusat Teknologi dan Data Penginderaan Jauh > Stasiun Bumi Penginderaan Jauh Parepare
Depositing User: Dinar Indrasasi
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 13:01
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 16:11
URI: http://repositori.lapan.go.id/id/eprint/746

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