Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Analysis Of Trends In Forest Charges And Government Expenditure On Forestry In Africa A Thematic Study

ABSTRACTThis work is one of the studies commissioned by the EC-FAO Partnership programme on sustainable forest management in African ACP countries to investigate the impacts of fiscal policies on sustainable forest management in Africa. Its main purpose is to evaluate in quantitative terms the forestry fiscal policies in Africa, by examining the factors that might explain the different levels of charge collection and expenditure on forestry in different countries in Africa.Seventeen countries...

Response Of Soyabean (Glycine Max (L.) Merill) To Integrated Weed Management In A Forest-Savanna Transition Ecosystem In Oyo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTWeed infestation of soyabean field causes 65% yield reduction in the forestsavannatransition ecosystem of Nigeria. Single weed control method is often lesseffective. However, Integrated Weed Management (IWM), will ensure more effectiveand environment friendly control. There is little information on IWM applicationon soyabean field. This study was therefore aimed at investigating response ofsoyabean to IWM.Field study was carried out in the 2008 and 2009 planting seasons to assesthe ef...

Growth Response Of Three Indigenous Tree Species To Hormone And Salt Stress In Sokoto Nigeria

ABSTRACT Seeds of three forest tree species namely Acacia senegal (L.) Willd, Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile and Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) were used to investigate the effect of different salinity (NaCl) and auxin (IAA) concentrations on germination percentage, stem height growth, collar diameter study and Relative Growth Rate (RGR). A factorial experiment in a completely randomised design was employed. 90 seedlings of the tree species were randomly divided into six treatment groups o...

Residents’ Perceptions And Attitudes Towards Urban Solid Waste Management In The Berekum Municipality

ABSTRACTSolid waste management has become a daunting task for local governmentauthorities who seem to lack the capability to deal with the escalating wastesituation. Meanwhile, the design and implementation of municipal solid wastemanagement systems require adequate analysis of existing behaviour patterns ofkey stakeholders, including their attitudes, perceptions, and values. The studytherefore sought to investigate residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards urbansolid waste management in...

Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area

ABSTRACTThe importance of proper solid waste disposal cannot be underestimated since the health implications of poor waste disposal impact negatively on the health of households. It was on the basis of this assertion that an evaluation was conducted into the solid waste management practices within the Asokwa Sub-Metropolis in the Kumasi Metropolitan area. The population for the study was residents of the suburbs in the sub-metropolis. A sample of 160 respondents was selected randomly from Gyi...

WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACTThe study sought to survey waste management practices in Sunyani municipality. Some of the specific objectives of the study were to: assess the nature of waste generated in the Municipality, the pattern of waste disposal in the Municipality, assess the waste disposal practices used in the study area and establish the willingness of the polluter pay system. Two broad types of data, the secondary and primary data were used in the study. Interviews and personal observations were also use...

WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY, BRONG AHAFO REGION – GHANA

ABSTRACTThe study sought to survey waste management practices in Sunyani municipality. Some of the specific objectives of the study were to: assess the nature of waste generated in the Municipality, the pattern of waste disposal in the Municipality, assess the waste disposal practices used in the study area and establish the willingness of the polluter pay system. Two broad types of data, the secondary and primary data were used in the study. Interviews and personal observations were also use...

CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF INDISCRIMINATE WASTE DISPOSAL: THE CASE OF TEMA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT Causes and effects of indiscriminate waste disposal within the Tema Metropolitan Assembly area is the topic of study. What prompted the study has been the realization of generally poor state of sanitation within the municipality. The objective of the study therefore was to examine the causes and effects of indiscriminate waste disposal in the Tema Metropolis. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study with its population being all residents of Tema aged 15 years...

Determinants of Household Participation in Rural Water Supply Delivery in West Mamprusi District, Northern Region

ABSTRACT The study sought to assess the determinants of household participation in the operation and maintenance of boreholes provided by World Vision Ghana (WVG) in the overseas area of the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region. The study was carried out in three communities namely, Loagri No.1, Yagba and Kubori with populations ranging from 500 to 900 people, which have been provided with more than 4 boreholes since the inception of the project in the overseas area of the dis...

Effects of Human Encroachment on Wetlands in Ghana: The Case of Sakumono Ramsar Site

ABSTRACT The study set out to examine the effects of human encroachment on the Sakumo Ramsar Site. Descriptive and cross-sectional designs were employed to study 102 household heads from Lahibi, Sakumono, Klagon and Tema, as well as the Director of the Wildlife Department. Interview schedules were used to collect quantitative data from household heads, while interview guide was used to solicit qualitative data from the Director of the Wildlife Department. The quantitative data were ana...

SURFACE MINING AND COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD: THE CASE OF TEBEREBIE ELECTORAL AREA OF WASSA WEST DISTRICT OF GHANA

ABSTRACT Mining is assuming importance in the economies of mineral-endowed developing nations. These countries have developed new minerals and mining codes to attract Foreign Direct Investment on a massive scale. The benefits and costs of mining have become a contentious issue. The study assessed the implication of mining on the livelihood of the communities affected by mining within the Teberebie Electoral Area of Wassa West District of Ghana based on the concept of sustainable develo...

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN AGRICULTURAL FORMS IN THE AKYEM AWISA AREA OF THE BIRIM SOUTH DISTRICT

ABSTRACT Societies have for many years been governed by norms, values, beliefs and sanctions that are seen from a holistic standpoint as culture. Ghana has several cultures but how these impact on development with reference to harnessing the traditional knowledge systems (TKS) inherent in them to affect agricultural forms remain unanswered. This study looks at how the socio-cultural beliefs and traditional knowledge systems affect the achievement of sustainable development in the rural...


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