(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Soil fertility affected by land use history, relief position, and parent material under a tropical climate in NW-Vietnam

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CLEMENS G. (1 2) ; FIEDLER S. (2) ; DINH CONG N. (1) ; VAN DUNG N. (3) ; SCHULER U. (2 4) ; STAHR K. (2) ;
(1) The Uplands Program, Vietnamese-German Center, Technical Univ., Hanoi, VIET NAM
(2) Inst. of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, Univ. of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Fac. of Soil and Water Management, Univ. for Agriculture, Hanoi, VIET NAM
(4) The Uplands Program, Fac. of Agriculture, Univ., Chiang Mai, THAILANDE


The aims of this study were to (1) identify the dominant soil types and their vulnerability using elicitation of local soil knowledge, (2) characterise the physical and chemical properties of the soils and (3) link them to the relief position and land use in order to (4) initiate sustainable soil use based on recommendations deduced from objectives (1) to (3). These objectives were achieved also by the elicitation of local knowledge. The final aim of the study was to initiate sustainable soil use based on recommendations for sustainable land use scenarios. The Chieng Khoi commune in Son La province of northern Vietnam was chosen as representative for other erosion-prone Southeast Asian sloping areas.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no2 [pp. 87-96]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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