We investigated the spatial relations of ecological and social processes to point at how state policies, population density, migration dynamics, topography, and socio-economic values of ‘forest coffee’ together shaped forest cover changes since 1958 in southwest Ethiopia. We used data from aerial photos, Landsat images, digital elevation models, participatory field mapping, interviews, and population censuses.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationAugust, 2020Ethiopia
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2020Madagascar
This paper explores multi-stakeholder perspectives on the extent to which forestry projects that pursue ecological restoration and rehabilitation in Madagascar engage with local communities and can co-deliver climate-development benefits. Drawing on mixed methods (policy analysis, semi-structured interviews, participatory site visits and focus groups) in two different forestry contexts, we show that by strengthening access to capital availability, projects can enhance local adaptive capacity and mitigation and deliver local development.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1987Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2007Kenya
Hedged agroforestry (AF) demonstration plots with maize/bean intercrops were studied at Matanya in
Laikipia district, Kenya, between 1991 and 1995 inclusive, to understand crop yield behaviour due to
selected soil moisture conservation methods applicable in semi-arid areas. The treatments were:
Grevillea robusta trees root pruned, compared to unpruned, both in combination with (1) minimum
tillage and mulching with 3t/ha maize stalks harvested from the plots with additional stalks collected
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1996Kenya
The area northwest of Mt Kenya is undergoing rapid land use changes caused by a population influx. Rapid population growth and subsequent pressure on land raise the problem of how to increase and sustain agricultural production while at the same time conserving the natural resources (montane forest with Olea africana and Juniperus procera as main species at 2900 m asl.). Deterioration in soil physical and chemical properties following deforestation for agriculture can adversely affect crop production, especially from soils on mountain slopes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1992Kenya
This paper describes the environmental degradation that has occurred in Kenya since early this century, initially due to the introduction of plantation farming. Forests have been further targeted for farmland, fuel wood, building materials and hardwood species. Range land species have also become threatened due to continued infiltration of the population. The discussion considers the efforts of the Kenyan government to legislate and administrate against the further loss of natural resources and the consequent development of environmental awareness among the populace.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2019Malawi, United States of America
Deforestation is recognized as a major driver of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It also disturbs natural processes such as biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological cycles. In Malawi, deforestation is estimated to be responsible for the loss of 33,000 hectares per year, and is mainly attributed to agriculture expansion, tobacco growing, and excessive use of biomass. However, little research has been conducted at either the local level or that of forests located on customary land.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationFebruary, 2019Kenya, Ethiopia
Deforestation and forest degradation (D&D) in the tropics have continued unabated and are posing serious threats to forests and the livelihoods of those who depend on forests and forest resources. Smallholder farmers are often implicated in scientific literature and policy documents as important agents of D&D. However, there is scanty information on why smallholders exploit forests and what the key drivers are. We employed behavioral sciences approaches that capture contextual factors, attitudinal factors, and routine practices that shape decisions by smallholder farmers.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2019Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia
የነዚህ የበጎ ፈቃድ መመሪያዎች አላማ የመሬት፣ የአሳ እንዲሁም የደን ይዞታ አስተዳደርን ለማሻሻል ምሪት መስጠት ብሎም እንደማጣቀሻ ማገልገል ሲሆን ይህም ለሁሉም ሰው የምግብ ዋስትናን ማረጋገጥ የተሰኘው መርሆን መሠረት ያደረገ እና የሰው ልጆችን በቂ ምግብ የማግኘት መብት በአገር አቀፍ የምግብ ዋስትና ማዕቀፍ ውስጥ በዘላቂነት እውን እንዲሆን ድጋፍ መስጠት ነው። የነዚህ መመሪያዎች አላማ ረሃብን እና ድህነትን ለማጥፋት ለሚደረገው አለም አቀፍ እና አገር አቀፍ ርብርብ አስተዋጽዖ ማድረግ ሲሆን ይኸውም ቀጣይነት ያለው የመሬት ልማት ለዕድገት መሠረታዊ ጉዳይ ነው የተሰኘውን መርሆ በማንገብ ፍትሃዊ የመሬት፣ የአሳ እና የደን ሀብት ክፍፍል እንዲሁም ዋስትና ያለው የይዞታ መብት እንዲኖር ማስተዋወቅን ይጨምራል። ድህነትን እና ረሃብን ማጥፋት እንዲሁም ቀጣይነት ያለው የተፈጠሮ ሀብት አጠቃቀምን ማስፈን በዋናነት የማህበረሰቡን እና ሌሎች የሚመለከታቸው አካላትን መሬት፣ የአሳ እና የደን ሀብቶች ማግኘት ላይ የተመሠረተ ነው። የአብዛኛው በተለይ የገ
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Zambia
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