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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Kenya

    Pythium is a water mould fungus which survive as a parasite, saprophyte or both. Pythium
    spp. play important ecological services like recycling of both Carbon and mineral
    nutrients for continued plant growth. Members of this genus are ubiquitous and found in
    soil, water, plants and animal substrate. Spatial distribution and species diversity of
    Pythium were studied with aim of determining the effects of intensive agricultural
    practices on distribution and diversity. Agricultural intensification interferes with the

  2. 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.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2005
    Kenya

    Soil erosion and surface runoff are consequences of integration of several factors and processes within a catchment. The use of a rainfall simulator and run off plots provides a valuable research tool and are often used in soil erosion and surface runoff studies. Cheruiyot (1984) used this approach to study infiltration rates and sediment yield in Kiboko, Kenya. The present study used the same method but with a mini-rainfall simulator (Kamphorst, 1987) to study the effects of different land use treatments on soil loss and surface runoff.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Kenya

    Urban Sprawl is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over more and more rural land at the periphery of an urban area. This involves the conversion of rural land into built up, developed land over time. Sprawl is characterised by one or more existing patterns of development. Those most frequently mentioned are low-density, leapfrogging, distance to central facilities, dispersion of employment and residential development, and continuous strip development.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Kenya

    This article looks at the role of land and grievances thereto in the post-election violence experienced in Kenya in late 2007 and early 2008. It argues that the failure of post-colonial governments to craft a cohesive and inclusive national agenda for development has resulted in a fragmented populace. This fragmentation militates against a national ethic as the citizenry congregate around their ethnic groupings as a source of security and guaranteed access to resources such as land.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    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
    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.

  8. Library Resource

    A case study of Somalia. Land Degradation and Development.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Somalia

    Land degradation is a gradual, negative environmental process that is accelerated by human activities. Its gradual nature allows degradation to
    proceed unnoticed, thus reducing the likelihood of appropriate and timely control action. Presently, there are few practical frameworks to help
    countries design national strategies and policies for its control. The study presented here developed a framework for the national assessment of
    land degradation. This framework is envisaged to support governments in formulating policies on land degradation. It uses time-series remote

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