Based on collected data from surveys at the farm level in the SLNP, this paper seeks to understand the impact of colonization on forest clearing based on the land use of settler farmers.
Since SLNP farmers, as is typical in a frontier environment, enjoy land abundance and suffer labor and capital scarcity, shifting agriculture is a desirable strategy.
Nevertheless, since the fieldwork was conducted in 1998, the principle road running adjacent to the SLNP has been paved, with plans to build a road that will connect the region to markets in Mexico.
I have discussed the principle land uses and land management strategies of farmers in the SLNP frontier.
In the SLNP, most families remain in the early stage of the life cycle, and their first deforestation pulse is evident in the relatively small amount of land in maize and fallow relative to forest (Figure 1).
Most settlers had lived in areas other than their village of birth, many residing in southern Peten (39%) or Izabal before migrating to the SLNP (Carr, 2008b).
The negotiation processing ensured by SLNP is the following (Figure 2).
On the other hand, in ubiquitous environments, SLNP has to manage users' mobility.
Since it uses Web Services, SLNP operates at the application level.
To overcome this problem, the SLNP signaling flow can be protected at different levels.
In our SLNP implementation, we chose to use Tomcat of Apache as an application server and Axis as SOAP protocol implementation.
The security services that we want to ensure for the SLNP negotiation flow can be provided by various security protocols at different levels of the TCP/IP protocol stack.