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000011029 037__ $$a6014
000011029 041__ $$aEnglish
000011029 100__ $$aRana, S.
000011029 100__ $$aSaxena, K. G.
000011029 100__ $$aRao, K. S.
000011029 100__ $$aSen, K. K.
000011029 100__ $$aMaikhuri, R. K.
000011029 100__ $$aSemwal, R. L.
000011029 245__ $$aPatterns and implications of land use/cover change: A case study in Pranmati watershed (Garhwal Himalaya, India)
000011029 260__ $$c2002
000011029 260__ $$b
            
000011029 490__ $$aArticle
000011029 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011029 520__ $$aLand use/cover changes during the period 1963–1993 and their ecological and socioeconomic implications in Pranmati Watershed in the Indian Himalaya were analysed on the basis of information extracted from archival records, satellite data, participatory discussions, and field measurement. Agricultural land use was practiced on 14.2% of the watershed area in 1963 compared with 18.5% in 1993. More than 50% of the agricultural expansion occurred in community forests between 1850 and 2400 m and on 20–30° slopes. The increase in area under cash crops, potato, and amaranth accompanied an 86% increase in the mean monetary value of crop produce but at the cost of abandoning the traditional crops Fagopyrum esculentum, F. tataricum, Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria italica. Agricultural land use changes were such that mean manure input at the watershed scale increased by 50%, and fodder output from crops decreased by 40%, implying the increasing pressure on forests. Local forest management institutions have not been adequately empowered to respond to the growing economic aspirations of people and the increasing population pressure. Research and policy support for improvement in traditional soil fertility management practices and forest resource-based economic development opportunities for local people is needed to reduce the threat from agriculture to forest ecosystems.
000011029 653__ $$aHimalayas
000011029 653__ $$aland use
000011029 653__ $$aNepal
000011029 653__ $$awatersheds
000011029 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000011029 650__ $$aLand use/land cover
000011029 650__ $$aWatershed management
000011029 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000011029 691__ $$aLand use/land cover
000011029 691__ $$aWatershed management
000011029 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development 22(1):56-62.http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282002%29022%5B0056%3APAIOLU%5D2.0.CO%3B2
000011029 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/11029/files/6014.pdf
000011029 980__ $$aARTICLE