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close this bookSustainable Management of Soil Resources in the Humid Tropics (UNU, 1995, 146 pages)
close this folderVI. Techniques for forest conversion and new land development
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View the documentA. Land-use capability
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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.