Project without external funding

Agricultural Resource Assessment of the Andean Highlands for Research Direction


Project Details
Project duration: 19951997


Abstract
As CIP enters into the ecoregionally orientated research in the Andean highlands, knowledge of the agro-ecological conditions of this region is required. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are an adequate tool for analysis and classification of ecological conditions and land use systems. Methodologies for the regionalization and analysis of soil erosion hazard as well as agro-ecological and socio-economic aspects of land use will be developed, integrating field work (ground truthing) with remote sensing. Through the interpretation of satelite images of representative areas in the high Andes parameters for the presentation of land use systems in GIS will be developed. Through a research contract with CIAT's GIS unit and through a network approach data bases of digitized maps will be set up.

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