|Sustainable Management of Soil Resources in the Humid Tropics (UNU, 1995, 146 pages)|
|VI. Techniques for forest conversion and new land development|
The conversion of TRF should be done with careful planning and thorough analyses of all the factors and processes involved. An important step in this endeavor is land-use capability assessment. Subsequently, only land suitable for arable, pastoral, or silvicultural use should be cleared by appropriate methods.