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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2001
    Kenya

    In recent years, the need to provide title to small units owned by individuals above and under the surface has been increasing. The need for more intensive development on available land, while ensuring security of tenure, has prompted various jurisdictions to search for solutions. Registration of small units is difficult in many jurisdictions due to planning regulations, which regulate minimum parcel sizes on the ground surface.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2011
    Kenya

    Despite a history of more than 100 years and the introduction of provisional maps to support land registration, the Kenyan cadastre is largely incomplete. It consists of a patchwork of maps of different positional qualities, which would not be readily integrated to create a nation-wide coverage. This paper outlines the structure of the Kenyan cadastre and analyses the quality of the cadastral maps with regard to the requirements of modern land administration.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2013
    Kenya

    The application of computer technology in land administration is touted as one way of ensuring efficient and transparent land administration. Although this true, one major concern is not only how to create a computerized land information system that is interoperable across different government departments responsible for different land administration functions, but also how to ensure interoperability between national and devolved levels of government departments responsible for land administration.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Kenya

    In order to make good decisions about the future direction of cities we need data to contextualize
    and make recommendations that are based on past results and potential models for the future. Yet
    access to information including GIS is challenging, particularly as data is often seen as a
    commodity or source of power by those who control it, a dynamic more severe in contexts like
    Kenya. By generating GIS data for our own transportation model and then sharing it with those

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2017
    Kenya

    In this paper, we present an optimized Machine Learning (ML) algorithm for predicting land suitability for crop (sorghum) production, given soil properties information. We set-up experiments using Parallel Random Forest (PRF), Linear Regression (LR), Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA), KNN, Gaussian Naïve Bayesian (GNB) and Support Vector Machine (SVM). Experiments were evaluated using 10 cross fold validation. We observed that, parallel random forest had a better accuracy of 0.96 and time of execution of 1.7 sec. Agriculture is the main stream of food security.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Kenya

    The Earth’s land surface is a key component of its climate system. Terrestrial plants, animals and human beings rely on the land surface for sustenance and existence; as such, its prevailing conditions and properties are essential to terrestrial life. Because land cover is a major component of the land surface, its alteration constitutes a form of land surface change.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2015
    Kenya

    Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy. Agriculture in Kenya is characterized by low productivity due to low external inputs, lack of good farming practices, soil erosion, and other losses. In most farming regions of the country, agriculture depends entirely on rainfall which sometimes is scarce. The problem of selecting the correct land for the cultivation of certain crops is a long-standing and mainly empirical issue. The objective of this study is to extrapolate and generate a crop suitability map showing areas suitable for agricultural activities in Taita Hills in Kenya.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2011
    Kenya

    This research gives an evaluation of Tana delta with regard to areas that are suitable for rice growing. The study area lies on the Eastern delta area of the Tana river of which 16000 hectares have been earmarked for commercial rice farming. The evaluation of land in terms of the suitability classes was based on the method as described in FAO guideline for land evaluation for rain fed agriculture. A land unit resulting from the overlay process of the selected theme layers has unique information of land qualities for which the suitability was based on.

  9. Library Resource
    Land Use Policies and Natural Resource Management in Kenya: The Case of Nairobi River Basin cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2010
    Kenya

    Nairobi River Basin is a complex of several parallel rivers that flow through the City of Nairobi and empty into a larger river and flow to the Indian Ocean. The rivers are polluted with garbage, industrial liquid effluence, agro-chemicals, petro-chemicals among others. This situation has occasioned spread of water-borne diseases, loss of sustainable livelihoods, loss of biodiversity, reduced availability and access to safe potable water, and the insidious effects of toxic substances and heavy metal poisoning which affects human productivity.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2013
    Kenya

    The cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to cater for land alienation for the white settlers. Since then, a hundred years later, the structure of the system has remained more or less the same despite major changes in surveying technology. The government of Kenya has realized that the current structure is not conducive to economic demands of the 21st century and is interested in re-organizing the structure in line with the current constitutional dispensation and new paradigms in land management.

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