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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    France, United Kingdom, Kenya, United States of America, Eastern Africa, Northern America, Northern Europe, Western Europe

    Biodiversity continues to decline in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures such as habitat destruction, exploitation, pollution and introduction of alien species. Existing global databases of species’ threat status or population time series are dominated by charismatic species. The collation of datasets with broad taxonomic and biogeographic extents, and that support computation of a range of biodiversity indicators, is necessary to enable better understanding of historical declines and to project – and avert – future declines.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2014
    Kenya, Eastern Africa

    Wildlife populations are declining severely in many protected areas and unprotected pastoral areas of Africa.
    Rapid large-scale land use changes, poaching, climate change, rising population pressures, governance, policy, economic
    and socio-cultural transformations and competition with livestock all contribute to the declines in abundance. Here we
    analyze the population dynamics of 15 wildlife and four livestock species monitored using aerial surveys from 1977 to

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2014
    Kenya

    For a long time sub-Saharan Africa has been considered to have abundant and underutilized land than any other continent. On the contrary, recent studies show that many rural Africans live in increasingly densely populated areas where all arable land is allocated or under cultivation. This has led to a long-term decline in farm size and reduced fallows.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    Kenya

    The women Land Rights Project is a project of Kenya Land Alliance that aims at actualisation Women land and property rights, as provided in the Constitution of Kenya, 2013 and as a means towards poverty alleviation. This considering the fact that, in Kenya where the foundation of most communities is Agriculture and livestock production, women contribute up to 80% of workforce yet they only hold 1% of registered land in their names and around 5-6% of registered titles are held in joint names (Kenya Land Alliance, 2013).

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Kenya

    In Africa, as elsewhere, land rights have remained a bastion of male power and privilege. Since land is a fundamental resource for improving living conditions and economic empowerment, the lack of land rights for women undermines efforts to promote gender equity and equality within a patriarchal society. The minimal transformation of women’s socio-economic position with regards to access and control of land is, in many cases, due to land reform programmes and related processes whose design or implementation is “gender neutral”.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Kenya

    The land question in many African countries has geographical, political, economic, social and demographic nuances. These factors color land and resource rights for pastoral and forest dwelling communities. Land as property draws from the universality of the theory of property in time and space with the earliest theoretical explanations of property being occupation of land and where property belonged of right to him who seized it first. Land therefore represents the earliest form of property and includes resources on the land such as trees; pasture; water and wetlands.

  7. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Kenya

    Suitable location and influx of immigrants have made pastoral peri-urban Kajiado County a centre of two conflicting interests; urban sprawl and agricultural intensification. To understand the resulting trends over the period 1984-2010 satellite image based analysis of land use cover changes and interviews with landowners were conducted. Interviews focused on the changes and trends in land use, their causes and future forecasts. Percentage changes in land use and land cover types for the years 1984 to 2004, 2004 to 2010 and 1984 to 2010 were determined.

  8. Library Resource

    How conservationist Rhetoric Drove Bedford Biofuels out of Tana Delta - Kenya

    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Kenya

    When the Canadian company Bedford Biofuels (BB) started talks with local ranch owners in Tana Delta district (Kenya) about subleasing their land for a large jatropha plantation, they were not the first ones to come to the region for a large-scale agricultural project. Nor were they the first to explore the possibilities of starting a jatropha plantation in Kenya’s coastal area.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Kenya

    Makueni District has experienced low crop production per unit area despite increased hectarage under crop
    production. The district relies heavily on farming for food and income generating activities for the households.
    However, poverty level has been on the increase due to poor crop production and limited diversity in sources of
    income. Analysis of field survey carried in the district shows high variability of soil nutrients (Nitrogen,
    Phosphorous, and potassium), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and soil pH due to various land use systems

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