|Agricultural Expansion and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics (UNU, 1988, 305 pages)|
This volume contains a selection of papers presented at a workshop, "Resource Use of Frontiers and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics," held in Kuala Lumpur in September of 1985. The workshop was a contribution to a more general United Nations University programme on resource policy and management in the humid tropics, comprising projects on agro-forestry systems, coastal resource management, highlandlowland interactive systems, and climatic, biotic, and human interactions. Stressing the interaction between population, resources, the environment, and development, this UNU programme and its projects were created with the aim of identifying and fostering appropriate and sustainable resource systems and, more generally. of maintaining at an international level continuing research, training, and dissemination.
Six of the papers included in Agricultural Expansion and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics present the findings of mangrove research undertaken as part of the Coastal Resources Management Project; the other contributions are by invited participants and constitute general reviews or the results of research performed outside the UNU project.
All the studies presented here concern themselves in various ways with spontaneous and planned pioneer settlement in the humid tropics, with its failures as well as its successes, its economic, social, and environmental impact and constraints, and, finally, present a unique composite portrait of the state of the pioneer settlement zone in the humid tropics; it is hoped the present volume may provide guidelines and suggest policies for future colonization and settlement efforts.
Agricultural Expansion and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics
Selected papers presented at a workshop held in Kuala Lumpur, 17-21 September 1985
Edited by Walther Manshard and William B. Morgan