Sign in or register
for additional privileges

FoodWords Draft

Food and Society Workshop, Tahsha LePage, Phoebe Ward, Monica Saralampi, Martha Megarry, Maria Frank, Matt Gunther, Authors

You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.

Land / Environmental Management

{Description here}

Land use refers to any modification of the natural environment for human use, including agricultural production.

In an food-related context, the term is often used in connection with environmental impact and/or zoning, which refers to the control of land use by the government (or other authority).
  • Parcels of land (zones) may be marked for agricultural or urban development, may allow only certain types of establishments (e.g. fast food restaurants vs. grocery stores), etc.
    • See A Guide to Local Food System Planning for Scott County, MN
  • Farmland protection strategies include establishment of agricultural districts, agricultural protection zoning, cluster zoning, growth management laws, right to farm laws, purchase of development rights, and transfer of developmental rights
    • See Agricultural Preservation Precedent Studies
Related terms: agricultural land preservation or protection, land tenure, zoning

See also: Policy

Within the tag family "Values, Justifications, & Motivations," in the "Ecology, Environment, & Land" cluster.
Comment on this page

Discussion of "Land / Environmental Management"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Ecology, Environment, & Land, page 2 of 4 Next page on path