Sustainable land use in Tamil Nadu, India: farmer's perceptions and prospects for the future

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This study focuses on sustainability in relation to people's visions of the future in Tamil Nadu, South India. The farmers' environmental awareness and ideas about resource use, as well as their visions for the future were analyzed. Information was gathered using various methods including transect walks, semi-structured group and individual interviews, and mapping. The methods used and the findings of the study are presented and discussed. The villagers perceived that the present system of land use was neither environmentally nor socially sustainable. Suggestions are made of ways to encourage local people to integrate environmental concerns into their agricultural and social planning.

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Of interest to researchers concerned with local perceptions of environment and sustainability
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Master Thesis
87 p.
Lulea University of Technology
Division of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Department of Environmental Planning and Design, Lulea University of Technology, 971 87 Lulea, Sweden
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Lulea University of Technology

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D : Agriculture and NRM : Environmental issues 968