Analysis of village accessibility and its impact on land use dynamics in a mountainous province of northern Vietnam uri icon

abstract

  • Surveys carried out in mountainous areas of northern Vietnam at research sites selected across a gradient of market integration, revealed strong relationships between the location of the village with respect to the national road network and the nature of its land-use systems, its poverty level and more generally its potential for development. We developed and tested in Bac Kan province a method to give an objective and quantitative definition of accessibility over a large geographic area. Accessibility maps integrated in a provincial GIS showed that despite recent improvements to the road network, some remote areas do not benefit from recent development. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 2005
  • 2005
  • 2005