Land cover change and its impact on food security is a topic that has major implications for development in population-dense Southeast Asia. The main drivers of forest loss include the expansion of agriculture and plantation estates, growth of urban centers,extraction of natural resources, and water infrastructure development. The design and implementation of appropriate land use … CONTINUE READING
Tag: Land Use Land Cover
Land cover maps are a critical component to make informed policy, development, planning, and resource management decisions. However, technical, capacity and institutional challenges inhibit the creation of consistent and relevant land cover maps for use in developing regions. Many developing regions lack coordinated capacity, infrastructure, and technologies to produce a robust land cover monitoring system … CONTINUE READING
Land cover maps play an important role in decision making regarding land use, agriculture and food production, maintaining the ecosystem, and natural resource management, etc.
The National Land Use Land Cover (LULC) categories are usually more detailed and have more classes than the classes suggested by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the … CONTINUE READING