2 edition of A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LAND DEGRADATION IN MACHAKOS AND BARINGO DISTRICTS, KENYA found in the catalog.
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LAND DEGRADATION IN MACHAKOS AND BARINGO DISTRICTS, KENYA
OTIENO & ROWNTREE
in AFRICAN RESOURCES V.2: MANAGEMENT, PGS 30-47
Written in English
The study area covers the central highlands of Kenya, extending from longitude 35°34′00″E to 38°15′00″E and latitudes 0°53′00″N to 2°10′00″S ().The area covers rugged mountainous terrain, with deep incised river valleys and narrow ridges in the highland regions to low lying gently slopes and plains in the marginal areas, and altitude varying from m to m above mean. Land cover and population is key in considering sustainable management of the environment. An assessment focusing on the two may aid planning for sustainable management of the ecosystems. This is particularly vital for the water tower ecosystems which are extremely vulnerable. This paper provides a scientific assessment on the extent of land cover change in Mau Water Tower Ecosystem from
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All gullies studied were part of a well integrated network characterised by a high drainage density. Causes of network rejuvenation leading to gullying are postulated.
The morphology of the individual gullies were found to be related to the most by: A comparative study of land degradation in Machakos and Baringo Districts, Kenya. January Allan Smith Otieno; Kate Rowntree; Read more. Article. Full-text available. The extreme landscape degeneration however makes Lake Baringo a useful laboratory where scientists can study the causes, consequences and cures of land abuse in the semi-arid trop- ics.
These scientists benefit from the area's long history of natural science research as well as from the facilities that support the area's many tourists and Cited by: 7. Using such a TEV approach, findings show that the costs of land degradation due to land use and land cover changes (LUCC) in Kenya reach the equivalent of billion USD annually between and.
During the months of April through July and June through July anda study was conducted to describe and compare the primary factors that affect management practices in two ecological agro—pastoral communities (Kasikeu: eco—zone IV and Mtito-Andei: eco-zone V) in Makueni district of Kenya.
Sample families were chosen from Kasikeu (n=32) and Mtito Andei (n=31). A questionnaire. This study is aimed to; (1) determine what agropastoralists inhabiting a semi-arid ecosystem in Kenya attribute to be the causes and indicators of land degradation, (2) document sustainable land.
A study funded by the United Kingdom’s DFID insurveyed three districts in Western Kenya (Kisii, Busia and Teso) which produce the bulk of finger millet in Kenya. The investigation showed that high demand for labour was cited by farmers in all the three districts.
Abstract. Kenya’s land surface is primarily arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) which account for 84% of the total land area. The Desert Margins Programme (DMP) in Kenya has made some contribution to understanding which technology options have potential in reducing land degradation in marginal areas and conserving biodiversity through demonstrations, testing of the most promising.
Okalebo JR, Simpson JR, Probert ME () Phosphorus status in cropland soils in the semiarid areas of Machakos and Kitui Districts, Kenya. In: Probert ME (ed) A search for strategies for sustainable dry land cropping in semi-arid Eastern Kenya. Proceedings of a symposium held in Nairobi, Kenya, 10–11 Dec Habitat Characterization of Mangrove Forest: A Case Study Of Shanzu Coastal Area Of Mombasa County, Kenya.
Moraa Naomi Ongaki ( Arts) (Reg. N50//) Rural Women’s Coping Strategies In Response To Water Scarcity In Yatta Division, Of Machakos County, Kenya. Lake Baringo community-based land and water management project. Evaluation report on project GF/ Asenath Omwega and Segbedzi Norgbey. March Evaluation and Oversight Unit Contents.
List of acronyms and abbreviations 3. Acknowledgements 4. Executive summary 5. Project identifiers 8. Introduction 8. Background 8. Kenya. M.A. Thesis – Graduated With Dr Joy Obando as 1st supervisor.
Mahiri Joseph Gimunta cultural factors that contribute (C50//03) Environmental and socio-to the prevalence of typhoid fever: A comparative study of Kisumu and Siaya districts, Kenya. Thesis – Graduated With Dr Leornard Kisovi as 2nd. Sedentarization of pastoralists, land privatization,overuse of range resources, overuse of water resources, have all lead to land degradation.
Land-use trends and population migration from the high potential areas to the ASALs and from the ASALS to the rural, urban centres and water points have affected the environment in a number of ways. Annual rainfall in Lake Baringo between and a and trends in livestock numbers (cattle and goat, no data to sheep and camel) in East Pokot between and b.
Mira Ovuka Land use and land degradation in the Chinga dam catchment in Nyeri district, Kenya. Msc Project: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, International Rural Development Centre, Karin Ohman A socio-economi and geographic study of chinga dam and irrigation activities in Mukuruwe-ini, Nyeri District, Kenya.
Greenhouse commercial horticulture in Kenya started more than two decades ago and has evolved to be a significant sector to the national economy.
So far no studies have explored the spatial patterns and dynamics of the area under greenhouse cultivation. Google Earth archives alongside data from various portals provided an opportunity to study those farms’ spatial distribution.
Applied Geography (), 8, Environmental problems and the political economy of Kenya: an appraisal R. Fox Department of Geography, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa Abstract This paper aims, First, to examine critically Kenya's economic, political, and planning systems, since they can be identified as the causal factors producing many of Kenya's.
The School of Environmental Studies was created in July It conducts teaching and research over the broad range of areas which is crucial to understanding the interactions between the natural and human components of the environment.
We train environmental and human scientists and managers, conduct research on key sustainability questions, and interact with government, communities and. While Tiffen et al. focused on the District of Machakos only, the District of Kitui was added for comparative study and to test for the external validity of the research findings from Machakos.
In order to reduce variability along ecological dimensions, the study was restricted to the areas located within a similar ecological zone, namely AEZ 4.
degraded lowlands of Baringo County exemplify the challenges experienced throughout Kenya’s dry lands. 70 per cent of Baringo County is arid or semi-arid unproductive land due to loss of.This study analyzed changes in natural resources in Machakos District of Kenya using participatory approaches.
The results show that natural resources have decreased since the ranch became a settlement scheme. Natural forests decreased, vast land was cleared, rivers dried-up while soil erosion, drought, temperatures and land degradation increased.Institutional Isolation, Soil Conservation and Crop Productivity: Evidence from Machakos and Mbeere Districts in Kenya.
African Journal of Social Sciences. 2(3) mariaraajsspdf KABUBO-MARIARA, J, Karienyeh MM, Kabubo F.