Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

Deforestation And Environmental Degradation: Acase Study Of Aberdare Forest Central Province, Kenya

ABSTRACTDeforestation in Africa has been a consequence of a combination of factors includingagricultural expansion, commercial harvesting, increased firewood collection,inappropriate land and tree tenure regimes and industria lization. Drought, civil warsand bush fires also contribute significantly to deforestation. (F.A.O 1997, 1998).The main variables ~ considered included the factors leading to deforestation(cases), the consequences of this vice on the environment, what has been...

Mechanized Agriculture And Soil Degradation: A Case Study Of Moiben Division, Uasin Gishu District, Kenya.

AbstractAgricultural mechanization embraces the use of tools, implements, and machines for a widerange of farm operations from land preparation to planting, harvesting, omfarm processing,storage, and marketing of products while soil degradation is defined as the process which lowersthe current and/or the potential capability of soil. This study was therefore to assess the degree of mechanized agriculture and its role in soil degradation in Moiben division in Uasin Gishu distric...

Problems Associated With Agricultural Systems In Lugoba Village, Bagamoyo District Tanzania.

ABSTRACTThis research study identifies the agricultural systems and their problems in Lugobavillage. In the village the land is subjected to a number of activities among whichagriculture is the most predominant.During the study a representative sample of 70 people was selected randomly sincealmost all the people in the village are farmers, selection was not hard.Data was collected using a series of methods which included observation, interviews,recording, questionnaire and use of second...

The Forms And Effects Of Soil Degradation On Agricultural Land: Case Study Bor Town, Jonglei State, South Sudan

ABSTRACTThe research on “The Forms and Effects of Soil Degradation on Agricultural Land” wascalTied out in Bor town Jonglei State, south Sudan. The major areas of the investigationwere discussed to known the causes of soil degradation and adverse impacts on farmingland and what solutions to be put in place to minimize the occurrence of soil degradation.Methods like photography, interviews, questionnaires, and observation were used foreffective and efficient data collection.At the per...

The Effectiveness Of Water Collection And Storage Methods In Kaptererwo Subcounty, Bukwo District

ABSTRACTWater collection and storage is one of the challenges faced in most developing countries.This research was carried out in Kaptererwo sub county, Bukwo district Eastern Uganda.This areas lies on the slopes of Mount Elgon bordering Kenya. The study aimed atexamining the effectiveness of water conservation methods considering three objectives;identifying the techniques used for water harvesting, determining the effectiveness of watercollection facilities and finding out the challen...

Urban Development As A Challenge In The Management Of Wetlands. A Case Study Of Busambaga Wetland In Katabi, Wakiso District

Increased residential and commercial development threatens wetland functions, particularly near urban centers. This research explored the values and attitudes of residents concerning wetlands, wetland restoration, and development near Busambaga wetland in Katabi, Wakiso District. Key Informant interviews were conducted to contextualize issues on wetlands management challenges, impacts of rapid urban development on the functionality of wetland ecosystem in relation to ...

Biofuels And Food Crop Production: A Case Study Of Mpeketoni Division, Lamu District Kenya

ABSTRACTThe principal aim of the study was to assess the degree of bio fuels and its role in food cropproduction in Mpeketoni division in Larnu district, Coast Kenya. The study was conductedamong large bio fuel scheme farmers, smaliholder farmers and collaborative reserve farmers.Bio fuel was looked upon as a critical issue towards problems associated with food cropproduction such as high food prices, scarcity of food, land tenure conflicts between the intercultural tribes and changes in...

Assessment Of Students’ Practices And Awareness Of Environmental Issues In Secondary Schools In Makindye Division Kampala District

ABSTRACTIn this study efforts were made to give an overview of environmental concern St DenisSsebugwawo SS Ggaba and Pearl High school secondary schools in Makindve Division. Threeresearch questions were formulated to guide the study. The main objective of this research wasto assess the level students’ practices and awareness of environmental issuesThe study used Questionnaires. interviews and observation checklist to obtain data.The researcher used purposive and simple random samplin...

Assessment of Refugees Effect on Um Gargur Plantation Forest, ALFashaga Locality, Gadaref State- Sudan

Abstract The study was carried out in Um Gargur plantation forest, in ELfashaga Locality,Gedaref State.The refugees perform different activities such as farming, grazing, fire wood collection and building materials. These activities led to substantial natural resources deterioration. The objective of the study is to assess the impact of refugees on Um Gargur plantation forest during the period from 2004 to 2017. To achieve this objective, the tenth percent (10 %) method was applied t...

Study Of Challenges Facing Sustainable Management Of The Urban Forest Khartoum Sunt Forest- Sudan

Abstract This study was conducted at Khartoum Sunt Forest with an objective of understanding challenges facing urban forest management and best means to address them. Data and information collected covered history of the forest management in addition to ongoing management activities administrative arrangement and prevailing uses including recreation related activities. Tools used included a questionnaire to collect data and information from forest visitors. In additions to checklists ...

The Role of Protection Forests In Land Conservation. Case Study Elain Forest (North Kordofan State)

AbstractThis Study was conducted at Elain forest which is characterized by good soil in year ( 2017).Theobjectiveof this study was in toenhancethe forestprotectionand soil conservation. Research methods used for collection data through a questionnaireanditalso included official and unofficial meetings. Secondary data were collected from reports,previousstudies, andinternet. The questionnaire included 26 questions and was distributed to forty respondents. The official meeting was with th...

What are Forest Reserves and Why Are They Important

Forest reserves are portions of state lands where commercial harvesting of wood products is excluded in order to capture elements of biodiversity that can be missing from sustainably harvested sites. Small (patch) reserves will conserve sensitive, localized resources such as steep slopes, fragile soils, and habitat for certain rare species that benefit from intact forest canopies. Large (matrix) reserves will represent the diversity of relatively un-fragmented forest landscapes remaining ...

Assessment Of Degradation In Forested Areas Of Tanzania: A Case Study Of Tanga, Morogoro, Pwani And Dar-Es-Salaam Regions

ABSTRACTStudy was conducted to assess the level of degradation in the forested areas in Tanzania particularly on eastern zone regions (Tanga, Pwani, Morogoro and Dar es salaam). Three vegetation types were taken into consideration where both volume and biomass removed was determined. The NAFORMA data was used where a total of 1413 plots with stumps were used. The study revealed that montane forest lost 48.47+8.2 m3/ha, lowland forest 22.27+2.25 m3/ha and woodland forest 13.77+1.39 m3/ha. The ...

Farmers’ Perception On The Impact Of Climate Change On Farming Activities In Dandume Local Government Area Of Katsina State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study on the impacts of climate change on farming activities was conducted in Dandume Local Government Area of Kastina State. To capture data on the impact of climate change on farming activities based on the perceptions of the farmers, 150 questionnaires were administered and retrieved. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage, bar chart, etc.). About 57.33% of the respondents percept that, there was increase in rainfall while 20% of the respondents believ...

The Effects of Poultry Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer (NPK 27:13:13) Application on Vegetation Development at Two Abandoned Sites of the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike

TABLE. CF COiTENTSPagesTitle pageDedicationCertification Acknowledgement Table of Contents List of Symbols and AbbreviationsList of Tables and Plates AbstractCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION1.1. Background of Study1,2 Statement of Problem1.3 Objectives of Study1.4 JustIficationCHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW2.1 Ecology and Value of Vegetation C2.2 The Role oF Inorganic Fertiliser and poultry manure on plant yield2.3 Tillage, Organic Matter and Crop ResiduesImportance in Fertilizer...


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