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Land suitability assessment studies for cash crop production in certain areas provide opportunities and limitations to decision makers and farmers. The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of land for banana, corn and cacao cultivation and production in Davao Region, Philippines. The methodology adopted combines most aspects of climate, temperature, slope and soil type that affect crop suitability at large. Suitability maps of the region for cash crop cultivation were established by scanning and digitizing the soil maps using geospatial techniques. Bananas are best suited for Davao del Norte. Corn are good for Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley Province. While cacao is best for Davao City, Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur.
Jubilo, Albert B.; Depra, Glenn D.; and Alejandro, Aurecel L.
"Land Suitability Assessment for Cash Crops Using Geospatial Techniques,"
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings: Vol. 15
, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/foss4g/vol15/iss1/17