Kenya’s land surface is primarily arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) which account for 84% of the total land area. The Desert Margins Programme (DMP) in Kenya has made some contribution to understanding which technology options have potential in reducing land degradation in marginal areas and conserving biodiversity through demonstrations, testing of the most promising natural resource management options, developing sustainable alternative livelihoods and policy guidelines, and replicating successful models.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Algeria, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Cameroon, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Sudan, Western Africa, Africa
Feed and grazing management affect both the quantity and quality of animal manure and consequently nutrient cycling in the mixed crop-livestock systems in West Africa Sahel. Dietary measures can significantly influence the composition of manure and hence it’s agricultural value. High nutrient feed will generally result in higher nutrient content of the manure whereas a decline in feed quality will generally lead to increase in the indigestible fractions in the feeds.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2019Africa, Eastern Africa, Kenya
Livestock-wildlife interactions promote the transmission of a wide range of infectious diseases that constraint livestock production. We used a participatory appraisal approach to find out and rank infectious diseases of concern to pastoralists in a zone of intense wildlife-livestock interaction and another zone with limited interactions. Four villages were selected purposively in areas with intensive cattle-wildlife interactions (zone 1), and another two in areas with low to moderate cattle-wildlife interactions (zone 2).
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2017South Africa
Coastal grab refers to the contested appropriation of coastal (shore and inshore) space and resources by outside interests. This paper explores the phenomenon of coastal grabbing and the effects of such appropriation on community-based conservation of local resources and environment. The approach combines social-ecological systems analysis with socio-legal property rights studies.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2015Kenya
The adoption and adaptation of enclosures in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of sub-Saharan Africa is driven and sustained by a combination of factors. However, reviews indicate that these factors cannot be generalized, as they tend to be case specific. A study was therefore conducted to explore the history and reasons for enclosure establishment in Chepareria, a formerly degraded communal rangeland in north-western Kenya.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2014Senegal
The delineation and protection of transhumance corridors are increasingly seen as critical to maintaining livestock mobility in agropastoral areas of West Africa by allowing passage through areas of increasing cropping pressure. Understanding the local politics surrounding the mapping and protection of transhumance corridors is important for policy formulation. This study reports the findings of group meetings in nine local districts (communautés rurales) in eastern Senegal about recently mapped corridors.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Uganda, Africa
The bean fly (Ophiomyia spp.) is considered the most economically damaging field insect pest of common beans in Uganda. Despite the use of existing pest management approaches, reported damage has remained high. Forty-eight traditional and improved common bean varieties currently grown in farmers’ fields were evaluated for resistance against bean fly. Data on bean fly incidence, severity and root damage from bean stem maggot were collected. Generalized linear mixed model (GLMM) revealed significant resistance to bean fly in the Ugandan traditional varieties.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
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