Land Use in Advancing Agriculture by A.P.A. Vink

By A.P.A. Vink

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E. Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and the German Democratic Republic. The project was also coordinated with similar work, including land evaluation, being carried out in the Soviet Union. This work, directed primarily towards a detailed study of the characteristic features of land utilization itself, tends towards a more thorough study of the natural and socio-economic conditions ofland use. It also points towards systematic research into questions of ownership (structures agraires = agricultural structures) and of organizational and technical matters leading to the elaboration of land utilization 24 Chapter 2: Land Use Surveys systems.

Hevea plays the same soil-conserving role on the lower slopes and other hills which tea plays on the middle volcanic slopes. When grown together with carefully maintained, preferably leguminous, ground cover, and when necessary with the proper terraces and drainage systems, it can be simultaneously a highly productive crop and a better soil-conserving agent than most other land uses of the same soils. ) contributes both to production and to conservation. In areas where landslides occur, in particular on hills consisting of tertiary shales, the planting of bamboo bushes along the valley sides stabilizes lands which otherwise would be unsuitable for any kind of agriculture.

Agriculture in industrialized countries, in its quest for advancement, has to contend with the continuously increasing standard of living of the industrial and related labor forces. It must, therefore, look for means of increasing the productivity of labor on the farms. The result is often extensive mechanization, which in turn leads to larger fields and larger enterprises. The logical consequence is the establishment of large rural reconstruction projects in which areas of many thousands of hectares tend to take on a monotonous aspect.

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