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Title: Integration of land resource information, scientific research and farmer knowledge into a decision support system for sustainable land management
Authors: Gameda, S.
Dumanski, J.
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT
DECISION MAKING
DATA COLLECTION
DATABASES
CASE STUDIES
SOIL CONSERVATION
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
EXPERT SYSTEMS
Date: 1997
Abstract: The challenges involved in addressing sustainable land management bases on multi-objective criteria is discussed. Integration of a number of analytical tools is required, including the use of geographic information systems, expert systems, biophysical and economic models. Methodologies are also required for eliciting farmer knowledge, abstraction of data into indicators, and integration of databases from disparate domains. An evolutionary approach was taken to develop a decision support system for sustainable land management. The decision support system is based on the framewok for evaluation of sustainable land management. A prototype soil conservation expert system integrating farmer knowledge with scientific research was developed as the basic component of the decision support system. The expert system is being enhanced with links to geo-referenced data and a biophysical process model. Case studies are being conducted in a number of countries to develop data and knowledge bases for assessing sustainable land management based on explicit multi-objective criteria.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44355
Project Number: 002354
Project Title: Development of a Decision Support System for the Evaluation of Sustainable Land Management
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