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Analysis on the Relationship Between Slope Classes and Cropping Pattern in Ayadaw Township
- The study area, Ayadaw Township is located in Sagaing Region, dry zone of central Myanmar. The aim of this paper is to find out the influence of slope condition upon the cropping pattern. Slope conditions may affect directly or indirectly on the crop cultivation in the study area. Overlay analysis was used to find out the relationship between slope classes and cropping intensity using GIS. In the case of slope classification, slope conditions were identified into five classes by A. Young (1975). Most of the cultivated land was found under the slope of under 0°-2°and 2°-5°. Moreover, for the study of relationship between slope classes and cropping pattern, cropping intensity index was used. The lower the slope classes, the higher the cropping intensity was. Because of the high concentration of ground water is found in the area where the slope value is low. It is noted that physical environment especially slope based on the elevation influences upon the cropping pattern and sustainable agriculture. Agricultural efficiency is not absolutely related to the slope classes.
Khin Su Hlaing
Khin Naing Myint
- Universities Research Journal