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Agriculture land suitability analysis evaluation based multi criteria and GIS approach


Ahmed, Goma Bedawi and M. Shariff, Abdul Rashid and Balasundram, Siva Kumar and Abdullah, Ahmad Fikri (2016) Agriculture land suitability analysis evaluation based multi criteria and GIS approach. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 37. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1755-1307; ESSN: 1755-1315


Land suitability evaluation (LSE) is a valuable tool for land use planning in major countries of the world as well as in Malaysia. However, previous LSE studies have been conducted with the use of biophysical and ecological datasets for the design of equally important socio-economic variables. Therefore, this research has been conducted at the sub national level to estimate suitable agricultural land for rubber crops in Seremban, Malaysia by application of physical variables in combination with widely employed biophysical and ecological variables. The objective of this study has been to provide an up-to date GIS-based agricultural land suitability evaluation (ALSE) for determining suitable agricultural land for Rubber crops in Malaysia. Biophysical and ecological factors were assumed to influence agricultural land use were assembled and the weights of their respective contributions to land suitability for agricultural uses were assessed using an analytic hierarchical process. The result of this study found Senawang, Mambau, Sandakan and Rantau as the most suitable areas for cultivating Rubber; whereas, Nilai and Labu are moderately suitable for growing rubber. Lenggeng, Mantin and Pantai are not suitable for growing rubber as the study foresaw potential environmental degradation of these locations from agricultural intensification. While this study could be useful in assessing the potential agricultural yields and potential environmental degradation in the study area, it could also help to estimate the potential conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural uses.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/37/1/012044
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Keywords: Agriculture land; Land suitability evaluation (LSE); GIS-based; Rubber crops
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 09:05
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 09:05
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54990
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