Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

The State of Food Security in Manzini Swaziland

The findings on urban food security in Manzini reported in this paper are based on data from the 2008–2009 AFSUN Urban Food Security Household Survey. We wish to thank the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for funding the study through the UPCD Tier One Program, the eight geography students at the University of Swaziland who administered the survey, the Deputy Prime Minister of Swaziland and his office, and the Ministers of Housing and Urban Development, Education, and Agricu...

Effect of Climate Variability on Cassava Yield in Ajasse-Ipo (Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State) 2017

ABSTRACTThis study examined effect of climate variability on cassava yield in Ajasse-Ipo. To achieve this aim, this study examined trend of climatic elements of rainfall, minimum and maximum temperature, and relative humidity over the years; examined trend of cassava yield over the years; determined effect of climate variability on yield of cassava and finally predicted future trend of climate variables and their effect on cassava yield. Time series data on climatic elements: rainfall (mm), r...

FACTORS INFLUENCING HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT IN COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING PROTECTED AREAS AT OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, TIGITHI WARD, LAIKIPIA COUNTY, KENYA

ABSTRACT Human-wildlife conflicts pose a great challenge to wildlife conservation and are increasing as human migration settlement from rural to urban areas increases, development expands, global climate changes and other human and environmental factors put people and wildlife in greater direct competition for a shrinking resource base. The purpose of this study was to find out the factors influencing human-wildlife conflict in communities surrounding protected areas; a case of O...

Using GIS to monitor Spatial Expansion of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure

Topic: Using GIS to monitor Spatial Expansion of Federal College of Agriculture, AkureTable of Contents Declaration ....................................................................................................................................... i Dedication ...................................................................................................................................... iii Acknowledgement.................................................................................

Empirical Investigation of Settlement Patterns of Lokoja, Kogi State

The pattern of development of urban land use in relation to topography varies from rural to urban. What distinguishes Lokoja community from other settlements is the topographical nature that surrounds and abounds within the community. In this research work, factors responsible for settlement expansion were investigated. The study derives it data from the fieldwork, survey and observations. Lokoja town was divided into eight zones where questionnaires were administered and the data gathered we...

Spatial Analysis of Informal Settlements: The Case of Kibera Slum, Nairobi County Kenya (2008-2013)

ABSTRACTThe rate at which informal settlements are mushrooming all over the world is alarming causing health problems, environmental deterioration, social distress, economic destruction (fire), and urban violence. This has forced many countries to put in place measures and efforts to eradicate the informal settlements. There has been no clear indicator as to whether the efforts put in place are bearing fruits or not. The overall aim of this study was to analyze the extent of spatial...

Using Gis to create an agroclimatic zone map for Soroti District

This project examines the use of GIS in creating an agro-climatic zone map. The map recognizes that the major aspects of climate that affect plant growth are moisture availability and temperature. The agro-climatic zones are therefore specific combinations of moisture availability zones and temperature zones. The project was undertaken following the variability of rainfall and recurrent droughts in the country that affects the lives of millions of people whose livelihood is mainly d...

ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS PERCEPTION ON CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND ITS IMPACT ON CROP PRODUCTION PLANNING IN OGBOMOSHO AND ITS ENVIRONS, OYO STATE NIGERIA

ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS PERCEPTION ON CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND ITS IMPACT ON CROP PRODUCTION PLANNING IN OGBOMOSHO AND ITS ENVIRONS, OYO STATE NIGERIABYIMORU, Ahmed Abimbola(2011/1/38130BG)PROJECT SUBMITTED TO DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHYSCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES (SPS) FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGERIAIN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B.Tech) IN GEOGRAPHY (METEOROLOGY)SEPTEMBER, 2016                         ...

Impact of Laterite Excavation on Vegetal Cover in Birigi Village of Niger State

The excavation of laterite has totally removed the vegetative cover of the land area which served as an ecosystem community for Plants and Animals Resistant and successional species of plants and animals would be able to cope with unstable situations which were caused   by the excavation activities.The dwellers around the excavation site are not well enlightened about the environmental impact of the laterite excavation activity in their locality; they only see it as a source of income witho...

Development of Land Information System for Talba Housing Estate in Minna, Niger State

ABSTRACTThe increase in human population has lay more pressure on land, because of the static nature and importance of land it is highly demanded thereby leading People to search for reliable information relating to such land which is appropriate, has integrity, up-to-date and most importantly secured for development. An information which is not secured is regarded as an irrelevant information and hardly satisfies the need for obtaining it. In surveying, information processed from raw facts a...

CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF URBAN SLUM IN ADO METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT This research work recognizes the fact that slum is a general problem to both the developing and developed worlds, while the urban areas attract people from the rural areas it gets over populated and gradually degrades and suffers. This is however, greater in the developing countries than the developed ones. The developing world cities have immigrants who want to benefit from the urban life and hence, result in housing and infrastructure inadequacy, thereby causing p...

WASTE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN ADO EKITI, EKITI STATE

ABSTRACT          The research work examined waste generation and management stategies in ado-ekiti, ekiti state. The study involve visiting communities with the objective of studying ways of disposing waste, its management strategies, and the importance of cleanliness and being hygienic which is the primary source of health.           The aim of this work is to analyze waste generation and management stategies in ado-ekiti, ekiti state, and objective is to exam...

IMPACT OF URBANIZATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH QUALITY OF GWAGWALADA TOWN, ABUJA, NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1            Background to the StudyContemporary globalization and urbanization is reproducing classic conditions historically associated with the emergence of infectious diseases and the periodically recurring pattern of epidemics and pandemics. The dynamics of contemporary globalization has contributed to various institutional gaps that make dealing with infectious diseases is increasing difficult and threaten concentrated human populations with p...

The Environmental Implications of Gwagwalada Rapid Urbanization on Health of Residents

Abstract The study assessed the environmental implications of Gwagwalada rapid urbanization on health of residents. The study specifically examined health outcome of rapid urbanization on the different socio-economic class; the health outcome of rapid urbanization on water and sanitation; and on housing and residential occupation ratio. A total of 156respondents was drawn from planned, unplanned and rural Gwagwalada through random sampling techniques and simple percentage was used in...

POLLUTION STATUS OF THE URBAN SECTION OF DELIMI RIVER.HYDROLOGICAL SOCIETY(1)

 Abstract River pollution in the urban areas is a common problem in many parts of Nigeria. This study examines the physio-chemical and biological parameters of the river Delimi within the Jos urban area. The specific objectives were to identify the dominant activities that constitute factors of pollution, and assess the pollution levels at different activity positions and different times of the year. Eight water samples were collected at eight locations on the river stretch...


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