Research Papers/Topics in Environment And Resource Studies

Quantifying Rate Of Vegetation Cover Changes In Enugu State Using Ndvi Techniques For The Year 1991, 2003 And 2015

ABSTRACT This project examines the rate of vegetation cover changes in Enugu State using NDVI techniques for the year 1991, 2003 and 2015 so as to detect changes that has taken place between these periods. The main goal of this study is to evaluate vegetation cover change of the study area using Normalized Vegetation Index (NDVI) in order to identify vegetation cover and the spatial distribution in the area for the period of investigation and to produce NDVI and spatio-temporal change m...

The Need For Effective Development Control In A New State Capital- A Case Study Of Awka Capital Of Anambra State

ABSTRACTThe indiscriminate location of land uses, rapid and uncontrolled development in urban/rural areas as well as the old and new state capitals in Nigeria have resulted in urban slums, urban sprawl, traffic congestion, blight, obsolescence and overcrowding. Worst still, little or no attention is paid to their orderly growth and the demand they make on the limited land resources. Awka Capital Territory (the study area) as a new site for the New Anambra State Capital is also affected ...

Institutional Arrangements Governing Wetland Utilization And Conservation In Communal Areas Of Zimbabwe

A B S T R A C TWetland degradation and loss has persisted in developing countries due to existence of poor institutional frameworks supporting wetland governance. Therefore, wetland ecosystem services that support the livelihoods of most subsistence populations in rural areas are concomitantly lost. This paper explores the nature and consequences of institutional arrangements governing wetland access, utilization and conservation in six communal wetlands in Zimbabwe. Data were collected throu...

Roles Of Irrigation Schemes On Household Food Security. The Case Of Mundi Mataga Irrigation Scheme

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of Mundi-Mataga irrigation Scheme in improving household food security in Chikure Ward 26 in Mberengwa District. The study specifically sought to assess how the land was allocated to the beneficiaries in the scheme, examine the types of crops grown in the Mundi-Mataga irrigation Scheme, analyse the output trends in the Scheme and assess knowledge of farmers in the Mundi-Mataga irrigation Scheme. The study adopted a triangulation design...

The Role Of Community Based Organizations In Solid Waste Management. A Case Of Masvingo Urban, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the role of community based organizations in sustainable solid waste management. Solid waste management has become a big issue in our day and age at local, national, regional and even at global scale. Community based organizations in developing countries have been done but there are gaps in the real documentation in their full participation in solid waste management, constraints affecting them as well as suggested solutions. The study’s main aim was/is to iden...

Veld fire management strategies in rural areas: The case of Ward 1 in Hwedza

AbstractThis study sought to assess veld fire management strategies in Hwedza Ward 1. Data wascollected using questionnaires, field observation and key informant interviews. Major causes offire in the area include hunting land clearance and smoking bees. Results show that people inWard 1 have benefited from the introduction of a veld fire management plan that was introducedby EMA in 2010. Frequency of veld fires has declined from 31 between 2005 and 2009 to 11between 2010 and 2014. As a resul...

An Exploratory Analysis of the Effects of Climate Change on Vegetation.,” The Case of Mutoko District in Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe

Abstract A plethora of researches have been done worldwide to determine and illustrate the effects of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity especially on vegetation, using the most imperative climatic variables, rainfall and temperature which are of vital importance to plant species growth henceforth, determine biomes, ecosystem and woodlands plant species composition, structure and distribution. This study focused on effects of the climate change on vegetation in Mutoko Distric...

Occupational Hazards, Injuries And Illnesses Associated With Gold Mining. A Case Of Renco Mine, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe main objective of this study was to assess the occupational hazards, injuries and illnessesassociated with gold mining at Renco Mine. Field observations, interviews, questionnairesand secondary data sources obtained at the company SHE department were data sources usedby the researcher. A purposive sampling technique was employed in choosing the GeneralManager, SHE manager, Mine captain and the Human Resources Manager for interviewingas key informants. Stratified random sampling te...

Community’s Perceptions On The Adequacy Of Health And Safety Precautions Taken When Using Ddt For Indoor Residual Spraying (Irs) For Malaria Control: A Case Study Of Victoria Falls Town

Abstract.The study sought to assess community’s perceptions on the adequacy of health and safety precautions taken when using DDT for indoor residual spraying. Mixed methods were engaged in which collection of both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques were used. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires and interviews. Questionnaires were randomly administered to a target population of ninety eight housing units. Interviews were also conducted with the key info...

Impacts Of Climate Change On Spatial And Temporal Distribution Of Rangeland Vegetation In Kenya

ABSTRACTRangeland vegetation are important resources for livestock, wildlife and humanbeings and are largely influenced by climatic conditions. The effects of climatechange are varied and among them is uncertainty in dynamics of rangelandsvegetation. The rangeland vegetation in Kenya supports the key economic activitiesof livestock and tourism. This significant contribution to GDP underscores the needto model the impacts of climate change on the rangeland vegetation for the countryto promote ...


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