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Dec 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

How Should We Manage China’s National Parks? A Comparative Analysis between National Parks in China and the US

Linghong Kong, Yangcui Ning, Long Chen
This paper analyses the differences between policies in Chinese and American national parks, including the role of communities, the permitting and reservation system, and camping. It also describes additional recom-mendations related to developing community-based tourism, the e-commerce market, and data statistics tools. What is the best way to support communities economically at the boundaries of national parks? The American expe
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May 21, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Adoption and Effect of Vetiver Grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) on soil Erosion in Somodo Watershed, South-Western Ethiopia

Gizaw Tesfaye, Yalemtsehay Debebe, and Tesfaye Yakob
Soil erosion is an important cause of land degradation and consequent to soil fertility which reduces land productivity and production. This problem aggravates in developing countries like Ethiopia. To minimize this challenge, soil and water conservation with proper design is the first choice. The aim of this study was to assess the adoption and effect of Vetiver grass on soil erosion in Somodo watershed. Community mobiliz
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Dec 06, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Factors Influencing Household Perceptions of Drought in Laikipia West Sub County, Kenya

Amon Karanja, Kennedy Ondimu, Charles Recha
The need for perception studies to drought is informed by the fact that different people perceive drought differently and derive local adaptation measures based on their individual perception. The objective of the study was to establish the household perceptions to drought and the factors that influence formation of such perceptions in Laikipia West sub-County, Kenya. The study adopted a household survey research design. The study
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Oct 31, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Analysis of Temporal Drought Characteristic Using SPI Drought Index Based on Rainfall Data in Laikipia West Sub-County, Kenya

Amon Karanja, Kennedy Ondimu, Charles Recha
Severe drought has affected Kenya in the past decades reducing crop yields leaving millions of people in dire need of food. Drought cycle in Kenya has reduced increasing drought frequency in the recent decades. This study assessed drought characteristics in Laikipia West sub-County which lies in a region classified as arid and semi arid. The specific objective of the study was to analyze seasonal and annual drought characteristics
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Aug 04, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Enabling Conditions for Improved Use of Seasonal Climate Forecast in Arid and Semi-Arid Baringo County—Kenya

Richard Ochieng, Charles Recha, Bockline Omedo Bebe
The use of seasonal climate forecasts can inform implementation of planned adaptation strategies to stabilize pastoral livestock assets in drought prone agro ecological zones. The main objective of this study was to assess use of seasonal climate forecasts as strategies for securing pastoralists assets in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Baringo County. The study used five (5) study locations that were purposively picked to ens
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Aug 04, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Rainfall Variability and Droughts in the Drylands of Baringo County, Kenya

Richard Ochieng, Charles Recha, Bockline Omedo Bebe, George Morara Ogendi
The study was undertaken to determine rainfall variability and droughts in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Baringo County. The study used rainfall data for Perkerra Agricultural Research Station (LM5) and Nginyang rainfall station (IL6) for the period 1970-2008 and 1974-2013 respectively. Standardized anomalies were calculated and plotted to establish trends of drought events across the study period. Plots of rainfa
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May 19, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of Agricultural Production in Kenya under Climate Change

Ifeanyi N. Nwachukwu, Chris A. Shisanya
Climate change has been described as the most significant environmental threat of the 21st century with vast impact mostly on agriculture, altering food production processes. As an important sector in the Kenyan economy, agriculture continues to dominate other sectors despite its declining contribution to real GDP. Given that the performance of the agricultural sector is determined
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Apr 25, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Agricultural Extension for Enhancing Production and Productivity: The Case of Southern Ethiopia, Arba Minch Zuriya District

Molla Mekonnen Alemu
Agricultural production systems are believed to evolve through different developmental stages that shaped up its current state. Literatures mentioned that the latest agricultural development seems to have been in Southwest Asia, mainly in the present day Turkey and Iraq area. Agricultural extension efforts in Ethiopia have helped the transformation of productivity and production. It has contributed for reduction of poverty and for
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Sep 05, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Potentials of the Groundnut Sector towards Achieving Food Security in Senegal

Ndiaye Georges, Shaoyong Fang, Mukete Beckline, Ye Wu
In this paper, we assess the potentials of the groundnut producing sector in Senegal. The paper also identifies possible strategies to implement in order to fully benefit from this sector and its role in achieving food security. A comprehensive scientific literature review was carried out to ascertain the unexploited potentials of this sector. Using this approach, we found out that several unexploited potentials existed along the
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Aug 29, 2016Open    AccessArticle

The Lesser Antilles, True Laboratories for the Study of Forest Systems the Evolution (from the Inventory of Plant Species to the Dynamics of the Anthropized Landscapes)

P. Joseph, K. Baillard
Despite their small size, the French West Indies are characterised by a large number of environments supporting a surprisingly high floristic, ecosystem and landscape diversity. From the foundation of dwelling groups, beginning in the 17th century to the present day, human activities have resulted in the sharp decline of the forest areas. To some extent, the Caribbean forest has become “insularized”. Originally, these fo
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