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Local ecological knowledge of soil and plant interactions in a landscape in Northern Vietnam

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The strength of combining local and scientific knowledge for integrated Natural Resources Management has been shown in several studies around the world. The project “Sustainable Land Use for the Uplands of Vietnam and Laos – Science and Local knowledge for Food Security – LUSLOF”, which local and scientific knowledge are combined to develop sustainable land use practices, is going on in northern Vietnam. This Minor Field Study (MFS) is a part of the LUSLOF project and was carried out by a multidisciplinary team. The objectives were (1) to study Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) on the interactions between soil, plant and water along a landscape and (2) to compare this knowledge with simulations made with the computer model Water Nutrient and Light Capture in Agroforestry (WaNuLCAS) within the LUSLOF project.
    Publication year

    2003

    Authors

    Johansson L

    Language

    English

    Keywords

    ecological systems

    Geographic

    Viet Nam

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