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 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...

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...

HOUSEHOLD COPING STRATEGIES FOR DOMESTIC ENERGY PRICE CHANGES IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, high cost of Domestic Energy (DE) has put untold hardship on households. Coping strategy is therefore imperative to meet household domestic cooking and heating needs. Investigating evolving strategies would better inform DE experts and policy makers. This study was therefore designed to investigate strategies devised by households in Northeastern Nigeria for coping with the escalating prices of DE. The domestic energy types considered in the study include Lique...

CONFLICTS BETWEEN FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL LAND – USES IN OGUN STATE

Clash of interests between custodians of government Forest Reserves (FRs) in Ogun State and farmers operating within them, often results in conflicts causing disruption of socio-economic activities and sometimes loss of lives. Information on the causes and effects of these clashes would better inform policy makers and forestry professionals on workable and sustainable land-use practice. Therefore, factors responsible for such conflicts and their effects were investiga...

GROWTH PREDICTIONS IN SOME PLANTATIONS OF EXOTIC TREES SPECIE IN TH NORTHERN GUINEA DERIVED SAVANNAH ZONES OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACTGrowth studies which include diameter distribution using the Weibull function, development of stand volume models, and construction of provisional top height-age and total volume production-age curves for the average site class were carried out in plantations of Eucalyptus cloeziana, E. tereticornis and Pinus caribaea.The study locations were Kabama (Zaria~. ~nd.Afak~~~both typical of ••. ' .1 ~.;.. • 1 \..i .. Northern Guinea savanna zone of Nigeria), Nimbia (Derived sa...

SIMULATION MODEL FOR PREDICTION OF STAND GROWTH AND YIELD OF Tectona grandis Linn F. IN AKINYELE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Effective management planning tools for forest require growth and yield functions that can produce detailed predictions of stand development. Models such as Gamma Distribution Function (GDF), Weibull, Beta, and similar functions have been used to predict growth and yield of forest stands. However, information on the use of GDF in forest management has not been fully documented. The development of a program using Java programming language for GDF to predict growth and yield of T...

CONTRIBUTIONS OF SELECTED NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) have been identified to contribute to community livelihoods. Such contributions are people as well as site specific and may be shortlived if continuous availability cannot be guaranteed. Information on the role of NTFPs in community livelihoods is crucial to their sustainable management; however, this role has not been properly documented in Taraba State. Therefore, contributions of selected NTFPs to community livelihoods in Taraba State were i...

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND LIVELIHOOD OPTIONS: A CASE STUDY OF KAKUM CONSERVATION AREA

ABSTRACT The Kakum Conservation Area (KCA) was part of a system of social cohesion within a culture. That environment created a sub-culture providing for the people food, clothing and shelter among others. By the creation of the conservation area, restrictions were imposed on the communities around it. There is therefore a persistent attempt by the communities to illegally enter the restricted area in the quest to satisfy their livelihood needs. This work examined the conservation and ...


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