The Need For Good Effectiveness of Land Management
Land management is the administration of the utilization and development of land assets. Land assets are generally utilized for various purposes that can include natural farming, reforestation, groundwater resource management, organic agriculture and ecotourism. It therefore makes sense to make use of land in such a way that these various uses can be sustained. A comprehensive management system is therefore needed to ensure that a land owner’s interest is protected and to ensure the productive use of land.
The need for an integrated land management approach is more prominent in the agricultural sector where there is a lot of specialization of the different land management activities that must be addressed. In case of agriculture, this means addressing issues like pest control, soil quality improvement, fertilization and genetically modified crops and the like. The need for an efficient and cost effective integrated agricultural intensification strategy is ever-increasing due to the adverse effects of the global economic slowdown on the food market. Agricultural intensification also entails the use of sophisticated technologies in order to increase productivity. Some of these involve the adoption of management principles such as those that are formulated by agricultural scientists and land managers that are designed to build on the capacity of modern technology and the associated economics.
In order to have a good effect on the utilization and development of the land for agriculture and for other uses, it is necessary for a person to have an active participation in the management of his/her assets. In other words, it is important to have a direct access to the land or its assets. However, with the presence of a large number of people it is difficult to keep an eye on the developments on the land and its assets. Thus, the need for an agricultural agent is born out of the need to have someone who can take an active part in the management of a farm and ensure that the interests of the farmers as well as the owners of the land are protected.