This book is based on the findings of a long-term (2000-2014)
interdisciplinary research project of the University of Hohenheim
in collaboration with several universities in Thailand and Vietnam.
Titled Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Mountainous
Areas in Southeast Asia, or the Uplands Program, the project aims
to contribute through agricultural research to the conservation of
natural resources and the improvement of living conditions of the
rural population in the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia.
Having three objectives the book first aims to give an
interdisciplinary account of the drivers, consequences and
challenges of ongoing changes in mountainous areas of Southeast
Asia. Second, the book describes how innovation processes can
contribute to addressing these challenges and third, how knowledge
creation to support change in policies and institutions can assist
in sustainably develop mountain areas and people’s livelihoods.