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Land consolidation in Cyprus: Why is an Integrated Planning and Decision Support System required?

TL;DR: In this paper, an integrated planning and decision support system is proposed that integrates artificial intelligence technologies and multi-criteria decision methods with a geographical information system for use in routine land consolidation planning as well as for undertaking ex ante evaluations of land consolidation projects.
About: This article is published in Land Use Policy.The article was published on 2012-01-01. It has received 142 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Land consolidation & Decision support system.
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TL;DR: Wang et al. as discussed by the authors analyzed the mechanism and path behind land consolidation boosting poverty alleviation, then systematically reviewed the evolution of China's land policies related to poverty alleviated since 1978, and finally explained the successful practice of land consolidation for rural development through a typical case study.

196 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors reviewed the current understanding of how farm size affects agricultural sustainability using China's crop farming as an example from economic, environment and social aspects, and analyzed impacts from both a Chinese and a global perspective to identify intervention points to improve agricultural performance.

167 citations

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TL;DR: Wang et al. as discussed by the authors systematically reviewed the evolution history of land consolidation in China, and explored the current status, characteristics and potential impact of land consolidations as well as the driving mechanism for land consolidation promoting rural revitalization, and finally explained the feasible way to revitalize countryside by land consolidation.

142 citations

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TL;DR: Zhang et al. as mentioned in this paper developed the RS-based theoretical research framework, provided a contrastive analysis between Remote Sensing Ecological Index (RSEI) and EI and expanded spatio-temporal pattern study to assess EEQ in a typical land consolidation project area (LCPA) of China, with the application of RSEI method.

129 citations

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TL;DR: A new ‘global land fragmentation index’ that combines a multi-attribute decision-making method with a geographic information system that outperforms the existing indices in terms of reliability as it is comprehensive, flexible, problem specific and knowledge-based.

100 citations

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TL;DR: The integration of multi-criteria evaluation techniques with GIS is forwarded as providing the user with the means to evaluate various alternatives on the basis of multiple and conflicting criteria and objectives.
Abstract: Geographical information systems (GIS) provide the decision-maker with a powerful set of tools for the manipulation and analysis of spatial information. The functionality of GIS is, however, limited to certain deterministic analyses in key application areas such as spatial search. The integration of multi-criteria evaluation (MCE) techniques with GIS is forwarded as providing the user with the means to evaluate various alternatives on the basis of multiple and conflicting criteria and objectives. An example application based on the search for suitable sites for the disposal of radioactive waste in the UK using the Arc/Info GIS is included. The potential use of a combined GIS-MCE approach in the development of spatial decision support systems is considered.

1,023 citations

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TL;DR: Based on experiences gained in the region and elsewhere, the authors finds the fragmentation of small landholdings and tiny land parcels detrimental to land conservation and economic gain, thereby discouraging farmers from adoption of agricultural innovations.

326 citations

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TL;DR: Wang et al. as discussed by the authors analyzed the factors contributing to land fragmentation, and used household- and village-level data from 11 villages in Jiangxi Province to test these factors empirically, finding that land fragmentation in China is caused to a large extent by the egalitarian principles used in distributing and reallocating land use rights to households.

268 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined the effects of land fragmentation on crop outputs and found that existing economies of scale appear to be too small to suggest radical land policy changes in China, and that these effects are detrimental, statistically significant and substantial.
Abstract: Using household survey data from rural China, economies of scale as measured by returns to scale and the effects of land fragmentation on crop outputs are examined. While these effects are found to be detrimental, statistically significant and substantial, existing economies of scale appear to be too small to suggest radical land policy changes in China.

246 citations