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  1. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    Urban Sprawl is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over more and more rural land at the periphery of an urban area. This involves the conversion of rural land into built up, developed land over time. Sprawl is characterised by one or more existing patterns of development. Those most frequently mentioned are low-density, leapfrogging, distance to central facilities, dispersion of employment and residential development, and continuous strip development.

  2. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    There has been progress in terms of legislation of land ownership and women rights on the same subject in Kenya and a number of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations are in the fore front promoting women land ownership. It is noted that women play an integral part in food production for their families however, land tenure system in the rural areas discriminates against women hence very few women own land.

  3. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    Land is in no doubt the most important asset in the lives of Kenyans. It is a factor of production which is core to the economic activities of this country. The advent of settlers and colonialism in East Africa placed land in a high level of importance than before. It is not a unique situation for Kenya. Wars have been fought world over with ownership of land and other resources associated with it being at the center of controversy.

  4. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    There is correlation on land degradation in reference to environment conflict against natural
    resources undocumented. Environmental conflicts mostly depend over human needs and issues
    such as distribution, allocation and natural resources management. History documents show how
    resource-based conflicts had contributed to highly destructive wars at Karamoja and Kagera
    regions of Uganda, Darfur in Sudan, in Rwanda genocide and even in the Niger Delta. Mau
    Forest Complex is Kenya’s important water tower. Important rivers that deplete in to Lake

  5. Library Resource
    Articles et Livres
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    Participatory mapping is a power tool in resource management. Through this exercise communities are able to identify changes in natural resources and make decision on how best to manage the change. The study analyzed changes in natural resources in Kathakakai settlement scheme, Machakos County using participatory resource mapping, with the aim to discuss possible effects. The area, which used to be a ranching enterprise for nearly a hundred years, was sub divided in 1995 into individual farm holdings with average farm size of 2.5 hectares per household.

  6. Library Resource
    Articles et Livres
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    Resource changes observed in rangeland ecosystems have triggered a myriad of ecological, social and economic dynamics, often with adverse implications on pastoral livelihoods. This study applied an integrated approach using local knowledge and spatial technologies to assess the long-term changes in pastoral resources and their implications to pastoral livelihoods in the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya. Reduction in grazing land was perceived by the community to be the main change in pastoral resources that has occurred over the 40-year period.

  7. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    In the past mines were abandoned after mining activities leaving undesired effects on the landscape and water sources. Numerous accidents occur in quarries across Kenya leading to deaths of 30 people annually. Mining is an activity presenting a plethora of environmental, social and economic problems thus using abandoned quarries as sites for new construction is a useful form of reclamation, one that has occurred throughout history.

  8. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    Irregular and Illegal allocation of land is a major component of the land question is in Kenya.
    The land question is a major rhetoric as it is not one issue but a myriad of issues entrenched in
    archaic, pre colonial administrative methods and systems which led to lack of transparency and
    abuse of high held offices in the self interest of individuals as pertaining to land. The targets for
    fulfilling such self interests were public land and land that could not be acknowledged by law for

  9. Library Resource
    Articles et Livres
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    The aim of the study was to assess the state of land cover dynamics in the Chyulu Hills watershed ecosystem of Makueni and
    Kajiado Counties in Kenya by considering the following objectives:- a) assessing the state of land cover in 2015, b) analysing
    and characterizing land cover transformations in the watershed in 1987, 2001 and 2015, and, c) comparing the forest cover
    dynamics with those of other studies in Kenya. The forest cover change analysis was undertaken through remote sensing and

  10. Library Resource
    Rapports et recherches
    décembre, 2016
    Kenya

    Globally, wetlands are under serious threat from the continuous reclamation due to demand to
    satisfy human development needs. Wetlands are the worlds’ most productive environment and
    rich in biological diversity of plants and animals. Wetlands provide many ecosystem services to
    humans and the environment ranging from fresh water, food, regulation of climate, coastal
    protection, regulation of floods, tourism and recreational activities, and water purification.
    Despite the mounting recognition of the need to protect wetlands, many continue to be

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