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close this bookConservation and Development in Northern Thailand. Proceedings of a Programmatic Workshop on Agro-forestry and Highland-Lowland Interactive Systems, Held at Chiang Mai, Thailand, 13-17 November 1978 (UNU, 1980, 114 pages)
View the documentEditorial note
View the documentPreface
close this folderIntroduction
View the documentProgramme on the use and management of natural resources
View the documentHighland-lowland interactive systems in the humid tropics and subtropics: The need for a conceptual basis for an applied research programme
View the documentNorthern Thailand: The problem
close this folderResearch reports
View the documentImplications of socio-economic, demographic. and cultural changes for regional development in northern Thailand
View the documentAgricultural intensification and the role of forestry in northern Thailand
View the documentProblems of land use and recent settlement in Thailand's highland-lowland transition zone
View the documentCartographie de la dynamique des paysages dans les hautes et basses terres du nord de la Thaïlande
View the documentMapping landscape dynamics in the highlands and lowlands of northern Thailand
View the documentClimatological, pedological, and geomorphological processes in tropical mountain ecosystems
View the documentLocal climatological differences between highlands and lowlands in Thailand
View the documentLand use and its relationship to agriculture in Pangsa, Chiang Rai: A case study
View the documentIncreasing farm production in the highlands of northern Thailand
close this folderResearch and training requirements
View the documentResearch and training in southeast Asia in relation to priority areas of the programme on the use and management of natural resources
close this folderOn the significance of the watershed management approach in studying highland-lowland interactive systems
View the document(introductory text...)
View the documentReview of current research on agriculture in the highlands of northern Thailand
close this folderSubcommittee reports, plenary discussion, and recommendations
View the documentReport by the subcommittee on documentation, training, and personnel
View the documentReport by the subcommittee on mapping and cover-type data requirements
View the documentReport by the subcommittee on climate, soil. and soil erosion data requirements
View the documentReport by the subcommittee on socio-cultural, demographic, and economic aspects
View the documentPlenary session
View the documentRecommendations
close this folderHuai Thung Choa highland project
View the documentThe Huai Thung Choa highland project: Status and opportunities
close this folderAppendix
View the documentWorkshop participants, observers, and staff
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