Land use modelling capacity building in the Greater Mekong subregion


Time span of the project    2014-2017
Contact person
Dr Ir Jasper van Vliet
Project partners
Faculty of Science (VU)
Project sponsorAsian Development bank
Project website

The Mekong land use change modelling – capacity building project aims to build a the experience and knowledge in selected universities and governments in this region to conduct model-based land change assessments. 

Land change in this context manifests itself at the interface between food production, biodiversity preservation, and economic development, and as such faces the challenges of an increasing competition for land. This capacity allows the local government to support land use planning and policy making by assessing the impacts of ongoing developments as well as specific policies in advance, and potentially develop mitigation measures.