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This publication is designed to offer these rules and strategies for land appraisal that are acceptable to all constructing international locations. Examples of particular occasions within which those options were or should be followed are taken basically from monsoonal and equatorial Asia. it truly is during this area that the land/food/population challenge is such a lot acute. it's also the writer's zone of specialization; during the last ten years out of a complete of a few twenty-five years operating in or heavily interested in Asia, an try out has been made to ascertain the most important difficulties ofland power when it comes to rural economic climate and meals within the entire quarter, and specifically to teach to what quantity its diverse elements resemble or range from one another. The geographical scope includes mainland southern, southeast and east Asia, from Pakistan to the People's Republic of China and Korea, with the insular monsoonal and equatorial lands of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan (part). foreign and bilateral firms and experts outdoor Asia time and again insist that Asia needs to learn how to feed itself from the produce of its personal land, or from imported meals paid for through the exports of basic and secondary commodities and of synthetic items to the constructed world.

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Legris, personal communication, 1974) has undertaken work on the primary production of the montane forest in Kodaikanal, Palni hills, and of the scrub-woodland ('dry evergreen forest' of Champion & Seth, 1968), of Marakanam, near Pondicherry. Emphasis is placed on the production of litter. This is collected and analysed monthly, taking account of the quantity of dry leaves, flowers, fruits and twigs produced by the main species of the community. Chemical analyses of fresh leaves and of dried leaves from the litter are also made, and the results related to the decomposition of organic matter in the upper horizons of the soil.

M. Dakshini in UNESCO, 1967). Unfortunately it is particularly in the tropics that studies on the relation between vegetation and its underlying soil as an entity have been meagre. It will be necessary to know, first, the process of soil formation and the interaction between soil and vegetation, and second, the correlation between the distribution of soil types and vegetation types. The application of the catena concept in mapping, if substantiated with the successional trend in vegetation, will give a composite picture of interrelated land forms, soil types and plant communities.

Chemical composition and mass of food elements involved in biological cycles (ash elements and nitrogen), d. average ash content in annual phytomass production, e. the number of metabolites (based on the study of balance of food elements) involved annually in the synthesis of phytobiomass, and f. intensity of decomposition of plant detritus, calculated from the ratio between weight of litter and weight of litter fall (green parts). The meaning of the term 'production' is different when used by agriculturists or ecologists of the ecosystem respectively (Smith, 1972).

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