Research AreasEcosystem Management, Land Management, Policy & Institutions, Water Management
TimelineStart Date: 1 May 2011 | End Date: 31 October 2015
The aim of this project is to enable improved planning of agricultural development in upland watersheds in the southern Philippines such that agricultural production can be increased and watersheds can be protected – precursors to reducing rural poverty and improving livelihoods.
This aim will be achieved through the following objectives:
1. Develop and apply efficient methods to characterise the Cabulig (Misamis Oriental), Inabanga (Bohol) and Billabong watersheds (NSW) to include biophysical and socio-economic information, with particular emphasis on mapping land and soil attributes using digital technology.
2. Develop improved approaches to analysing the suitability of sloping land for agricultural intensification within a watershed context.
3. Inform and enhance local land use planning processes at both the watershed and community scales in Cabulig and Inabanga watersheds.
4. Design and implement on-going monitoring programs in the Philippine watersheds that allows critical assessment of the adoption and impacts of land use planning.