Research Papers/Topics in Forestry and Environmental Management

Waste Management and Community Health Amongst the Somali Community in East Leigh Sub Divisio Central Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to relate waste management to community health, to test the null hypothesis, to confirm or deny the congenital malformations theory by Upton (1989); and to generate new information from the existing ones. The study was in Somali Community of East Leigh Sub-division in the central Kenya, Nairobi. The specific objectives of the study were: to find out the nature of wastes; to identify the waste management systems in the sub-division; to determine the effec...

Human Encroachment Effects on Forests; A Case Study of Mount Meru-Arumeru District Arusha

2~BSTRACT It is common knowledge that ordinary Tanzanians are struggling for basic survival. These Tanzanians are povertystricken in all aspects of their existence. For his food man needs to cultivate land, to keep livestock’s for his meat and other source of protein, also man needs shelter as a life necessity. In doing so man destruct environment and encroach forests and fragile ecosystem either knowingly or unknowingly. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the human activiti...

“The Effect Of Pastoralism On The Natural Resource” Case Study Of Kolloa Division Of East Pokot District In Kenya

ABSTRACT The part played by nomadic and pastoral communities that affect the pastoral resources in the ASAL area of Kolloa division, East Pokot district in the formally Baringo district in rift valley province in Kenya. The factors in question are like pastoral areas, some of the mitigation measures used before in the study area, and the possible recommendation to reduce the depletion of these pastoral resources in the ASAL areas. Methods used in collection of data are generally survey resear...

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF FOREST RESOURCES IN UGANDA A CASE STUDY OF LENDU FOREST

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONAPPROVALDEDICATION IVACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ~vLIST OF ABBREVIATION ~viTABLE OF CONTENTS ..._....~.....•............viiLIST OF TABLES ~ixLIST OF FIGURES xABSTRACT XICHAPTER ONE1.0 Introduction~11.1 Background to the study 11.2 Problem Statement ..............................—..~.31.3 Objective of the study ........................................~. 31.4 Research questions 41.5 Hypotheses 41.6 Scope of the study 51.7 Significance of the study 51.8 Justification 5CHAPTE...

FACTORS INFLUENCING AWARENESS OF CLEANER PRODUCTION IN INDUSTRIES. CASE STUDY OF NAKAWA DIVISION, KAMPALA DISTRICT, UGANDA

TABLE OF CONTENTSDeclaration ................................................................................................................ iDedication .................................................................................................................. iiAcknowledgement. .................................................................................................... iiiList of Acronyms ...........................................................................................

Checkered Forest Arrangement Method

This method is aimed at the most sustainable and profitable forest management, as well as the reduction of forest fires. The essence of the method consists in dividing the forest into equal quarters and their subsequent shift when the stands reach their ripedity. When carrying out quarterly shifts, cuttings are carried out in quarters with ripe stands, and quarters with growing stands are left for growing. Therefore, in order to implement the transition to this forest arrangement, it is neces...

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

ABSTRACT Deforestation in Africa has been a consequence of a combination of factors including agricultural expansion, commercial harvesting, increased firewood collection, inappropriate land and tree tenure regimes and industria lization. Drought, civil wars and 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 don...

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

Abstract Agricultural mechanization embraces the use of tools, implements, and machines for a wide range 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 district, Rift Va...

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

ABSTRACT This research study identifies the agricultural systems and their problems in Lugoba village. In the village the land is subjected to a number of activities among which agriculture is the most predominant. During the study a representative sample of 70 people was selected randomly since almost 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 secon...

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

ABSTRACT The research on “The Forms and Effects of Soil Degradation on Agricultural Land” was calTied out in Bor town Jonglei State, south Sudan. The major areas of the investigation were discussed to known the causes of soil degradation and adverse impacts on farming land and what solutions to be put in place to minimize the occurrence of soil degradation. Methods like photography, interviews, questionnaires, and observation were used for effective and efficient data collection. At the p...

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

ABSTRACT Water 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 at examining the effectiveness of water conservation methods considering three objectives; identifying the techniques used for water harvesting, determining the effectiveness of water collection 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 the human activities...

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

ABSTRACT The principal aim of the study was to assess the degree of bio fuels and its role in food crop production in Mpeketoni division in Larnu district, Coast Kenya. The study was conducted among 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 crop production such as high food prices, scarcity of food, land tenure conflicts between the inter cultural tribes and changes i...

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

ABSTRACT In this study efforts were made to give an overview of environmental concern St Denis Ssebugwawo SS Ggaba and Pearl High school secondary schools in Makindve Division. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The main objective of this research was to assess the level students’ practices and awareness of environmental issues The 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 to determ...


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