The study discusses land-degradation in pastoral communities and depicts land-use system and associated human and livestock population pressure as the major determinant of vegetation cover, surface run-off, soil erosion, and species richness. The study recommends use of enclosures to reverse range degradation, and diversification of pastoral economies to reduce poverty and relieve pressure on land as the primary source of livelihood in the semi-arid rangelands of Kenya
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2009Kenya
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2015Kenya
Formal land administration systems in developing countries have failed to cope with the wide range of land rights that have evolved under non-formal land tenure arrangements. Urban informal settlements in particular pose a challenge to existing land administration infrastructure in these countries. The tenure types, land rights and spatial units found in such settlements are inconsistent with the provisions of existing land law. Conventional land administration approaches can not work in these settlements.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2015Kenya
The World Bank (2015) classifies Kenya as a lower middle income country and one of East Africa‘s fastest growing economies. According to Society for International Development (SID) however, Kenya remains one of the most unequal societies when compared to of Uganda and Tanzania (SID, 2004). Inequality therefore remains a key challenge to Kenya. In order to respond to this challenge, there is need for a clear understanding of the causes, nature, effects and manifestations of socio-economic inequalities (SID, 2006).
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Kenya
Western Kenya is one of the most densely populated areas in Africa. Farming there is characterized by low inputs and low crop productivity. Poverty is rampant in the region. Yet the potential for agriculture is considered good. In the study described here, researchers looked specifially at soil fertility replenishment (SFR) systems...Focused on two specific systems -- the tree-based "improved fallow" system and the biomass transfer system -- the study compared rates of adoption in poor and nonpoor communities and evaluated the extent to which their adoption reduced poverty.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2000Kenya, Africa
Examines evolution of land tenure reform in Kenya since Swynnerton Plan of 1954 with particular emphasis on the poverty impacts of titling. Concludes that land titling risks a negative impact on the poor.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2006Kenya, Tanzania, Africa, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Western Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2006Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five permanent secretaries in Kenya and with a foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize). It provides a new approach to examining the links between ecosystem services (the benefits derived from nature) and the poor. Through a series of maps and analyses, the authors focus on the environmental resources most Kenyans rely on such as soil, water, forest, rangeland, livestock, and wildlife.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Kenya, Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2006Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
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