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Human's Adaptability to the Environment and Socio-Economic. Development: A case study of Yemyet In Area
- In-developing countries, majority of the economic activities are related to conditions of given natural environment, In areas where natural environment is harsh and always changing people automatically adjust and adapt to, the given conditions. It always has alternative choices of economic activities for the people living in regular changing environment. However these alternative economic opportunities are changed or diminished when unprecedented climatic changes or policy interventions are involved. In that case, socio-economic conditions of the people living in the area-would lead to critical situations. This paper examine the above assumption based on data derived from the intensive field surveys conducted to the villagers of Yemyet In area during January and February 2006. It is found that human adaptability .to the regular environment changes is different among the villages located at the edge of the Yemyet In. The adaptability is highly based on the given natural environment, nature of people, and accessibility to the nearest town, etc. The impacts of development policy on the human adaptability of local people are also very clear. Finally, the paper discussed the concept of human adaptability in the application of socio-economic development of an area.
Nay Win O0
Zaw Latt Tun
- Journal of the Myanmar Academy Arts & Science