Transactions of The Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering
Online ISSN : 1884-7242
Print ISSN : 1882-2789
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Farmland Resource Preservation through Planned and Institutional Farmland Consolidation
Hiroyuki ARITA
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2012 Volume 80 Issue 3 Pages 283-288


While the acreage of hilly and mountainous farmland has been decreasing due mainly to the abandonment of cultivation, the importance of appropriate management and preservation of farmland resources has been magnified for the sake of food self-sufficiency in our country with a limited usable land. For this reason, the necessity for farmland readjustment which raises the labor productivity, and facilitates farmland maintenance is high. However, a long-term farmland resource preservation has been set in vulnerable condition, because of the difficulty in the building consensus to enforce land improvement projects and also the lack of planning system to deal with the effective land resource usage. In this paper, the wide area landuse design method is proposed using the concept of the “landuse for right to exist” and the farmland management division based on the case examination of farmland readjustment project which enables farmland resource preservation in a hilly and mountainous area.

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