Sustainable Land Use in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia

Meeting the Challenges of Ecological, Socio-Economic and Cultural Diversity

  • Franz Heidhues
  • Ludger Herrmann
  • Andreas Neef
  • Sybille Neidhart
  • Jens Pape
  • Valle Zárate
  • Pittaya Sruamsiri
  • Dao Chao Thu
Conference proceedings

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Franz Heidhues, Jens Pape
      Pages 3-14
  3. Sustainable Resource Management in the Highlands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Mattiga Panomtaranichagul, Ludger Herrmann
      Pages 17-20
    3. Ludger Herrmann, Klaus Spohrer, Ulrich Schuler, Karl Stahr, Niwat Anongrak, Thanun Hongsak et al.
      Pages 21-36
    4. Andreas Neef, Chapika Sangkapitux, Wolfram Spreer, Peter Elstner, Liane Chamsai, Anne Bollen et al.
      Pages 37-53
    5. Holger Ciglasch, Julia Busche, Peter Ballarin, Christopher E. Tarn, Wulf Amelung, Martin Kaupenjohann et al.
      Pages 54-67
  4. Sustainable Fruit Production and Processing Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Pittaya Sruamsiri, Sybille Neidhart
      Pages 83-91
    3. Sithidech Roygrong, Pittaya Sruamsiri, Fritz Bangerth, Ludger Herrmann, Volker Römheld
      Pages 92-95
    4. Pittaya Sruamsiri, Amonnat Chattrakul, Pawin Manochai, Martin Hegele, Daruni Naphrom, Winai Wiriya-Alongkorn et al.
      Pages 96-109
    5. Martin Hegele, Fritz Bangerth, Daruni Naphrom, Pawin Manochai, Pittaya Sruamsiri, Winai Wiriya-Alongkorn et al.
      Pages 110-119
    6. Somchai Ongprasert, Wolfram Spreer, Winai Wiriya-Alongkorn, Saksan Ussahatanonta, Karlheinz Köller
      Pages 120-133
    7. Sybille Neidhart, Ana Lucía Vásquez-Caicedo, Busarakorn Mahayothee, Isabell Pott, Werner Mühlbauer, Pittaya Sruamsiri et al.
      Pages 134-146
    8. Sybille Neidhart, Piyatip Hutasingh, Reinhold Carle
      Pages 147-158
  5. Livestock Production Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Anne Valle Zárate
      Pages 175-177
    3. Werner Doppler, Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen, Do Anh Tai
      Pages 178-187
    4. Ute Lemke, Anne Valle Zárate, Brigitte Kaufmann, Javier Delgado Santivañez, Le Thi Thuy, Le Viet Ly et al.
      Pages 188-202
    5. Le Thi Thuy, Nguyen Dang Vang, Hoang Kim Giao, Le Viet Ly, Anne Valle Zárate, Ute Lemke
      Pages 203-212
    6. Nguyen Thi Dieu Thuy, Melchinger E., Andreas W. Kuss, Peischl T., Heinz Bartenschlager, Nguyen V. C. et al.
      Pages 213-221
    7. Thomas Romig, Tina Jehle, Phan Van Luc, Ute Mackenstedt
      Pages 222-225
    8. Anne Valle Zárate
      Pages 226-229
  6. Farm Economics and Marketing Dynamics in Support of Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Franz Heidhues
      Pages 233-233
    3. Jürgen Zeddies, Nicole Schönleber
      Pages 248-262
    4. Suwanna Praneetvatakul, Aer Sirijinda
      Pages 263-276
    5. Angela Hau, Matthias von Oppen
      Pages 290-305
    6. Suwanna Praneetvatakul, Franz Heidhues
      Pages 306-306
  7. Institutional Framework for Sustainable Land Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Andreas Neef, Benchaphun Ekasingh
      Pages 309-316
    3. Andreas Neef, Prapinwadee Sirisupluxana, Thomas Wirth, Chapika Sangkapitux, Franz Heidhues, Dao Chau Thu et al.
      Pages 317-334
    4. Thomas Dufhues, Gertrud Buchenrieder, Franz Heidhues, Pham Thi My Dung
      Pages 335-352
    5. Andreas Neef, Rupert Friederichsen, Dieter Neubert, Benchaphun Ekasingh, Franz Heidhues, Nguyen The Dang
      Pages 353-373
    6. Rüdiger Korff, Hans-Dieter Bechstedt, Patcharin Nawichai
      Pages 374-393
  8. Conclusion and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Franz Heidhues
      Pages 401-404

About these proceedings


Mountainous regions are vitally important ecosystems. They are an important storage of fresh water and energy, a rich source of biodiversity and a significant provider of food for the people living there. They are ecologically highly variable, complex and vulnerable and ethnically, socio-culturally and economically extremely heterogeneous. At the same time they are under severe and increasing pressures caused by higher population growth, inmigration, resource exploitation and rising demands and expectations. They also account for a major share of poverty and food insecurity in rural areas. Given their importance, complexity and vulnerability mountainous regions pose a demanding and new challenge for agricultural research, particularly for research that is addressing environmental sustainability, poverty and food insecurity. The University of Hohenheim’s long-term research program “Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous Regions of Southeast Asia” (Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 564 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, also known as “The Uplands Program”) is taking on that challenge. It is an integrated interdisciplinary research program where sustainable innovations for agricultural production systems, combining fruit trees, crops, livestock and aquacultural production in their interaction with soil, water and agrochemical use are analysed, as well as their impact on landscape diversity and population dynamics of pests and beneficial insects. Further along the value added chain of agricultural production, potentials of product conservation, processing and marketing are studied.


Alter Food Chain Interdisciplinarity Land Use Marketing Southeast Asia Sustainability Sustainable development biodiversity development ecosystem environment non-governmental organizations production

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz Heidhues
    • 1
  • Ludger Herrmann
    • 1
  • Andreas Neef
    • 1
  • Sybille Neidhart
    • 1
  • Jens Pape
    • 1
  • Valle Zárate
    • 1
  • Pittaya Sruamsiri
    • 2
  • Dao Chao Thu
    • 3
  1. 1.The Uplands Program (SFB 564)University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department Of HorticultureChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  3. 3.Hanoi Agricultural UniversityGia Lam HanoiVietnam

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