Agricultural land conversion and land use change dynamics in North Bandung Area
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Agricultural land conversion is considered as one of an important issus in the developing areas. In spite of the importance of informations on the quantity and the rate of land conversion as the basis of formulating the agricultural land conversion policy, those informations are limited. This research was conducted at Lembang and Parongpong Sub-District, Bandung District. The objectives of research are to identify the rate of agricultural land conversion and to measure the dynamic change of land use. Land use in 1992 and 2002 was evaluated by interpretating the result of 1992 and 2002 landsat image using Geographic Information System (GIS) program. Shift Share analysis was conducted to know the dynamic change of land use. Results of the study indicated that land conversion at Lembang and Parongpong Sub-District during the period of 1992-2002 (ten years) about 3,134.49 ha (25%) or 313.5 ha (2,96%) per year. Forestland reduced the most, from 5,470 ha in 1992 to 1,746 ha in 2002 or reduced about 3,732.12 ha (68%) in ten years. While area of the bush was increased about 2,780.20 ha (1,326%) during the same period, from 210 ha in 1992 to 2,990 ha in 2002. Low land was decreasedfrom 252 ha in 1992 to 95 ha in 2002, up land was decreased from 3,856 ha in 1992 to 2,736 ha in 2002, mix farming was increasedfrom 2,491 ha in 1992 to 4,358 ha in 2002, resettlement was increased from 359 ha in 1992 to 1,612 ha in 2002, bare was decreasedfrom 1,115 ha in 1992 to 217 ha in 2002, lake was decreasedfrom 52 ha in 1992 to 50 ha in 2002.