Human Environment and Spatial Relationships in Agricultural Production
This is an interdisciplinary study of human environment and spatial organization in agriculture and it covers the historical development of the tea industry and analyzes a set of intriguing relationships among estate size, management, and environmental factors of tea production in Sri Lanka.
“This is a technically sophisticated and well-written study … providing a model for similar studies elsewhere, and taking full account of both geographical and economic considerations.” ~ Professor MICHAEL CHISHOLM, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
“This study goes beyond the call for a sustainable development strategy by urging policies that help integrate Sri Lanka’s ethnically diverse population … [thus] deserving of scholarly attention” [From the Foreword]. ~ Professor HARLAN CLEVELAND, founding dean, Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
“An innovative analysis of the interaction between resource endowments and economic forces on the development and prospect for the Sri Lanka tea sector.” ~ Professor VERNON RUTTAN, University of Minnesota
“A very useful addition to the development literature and deserves to be in all research institutions.” ~ Professor and Dean JAGATH BANDARANAYAKE, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
“A skillful blending of economics and geography resulting in a multidisciplinary analysis of the Sri Lanka tea economy.” ~ Professor WILLIS PETERSON, University of Minnesota