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  1. Library Resource

    CIFOR Brochure 7526

    July, 2020
    Kenya

    International standards can help businesses fill gaps in national law but addressing issues at scale requires systematic governance reform. Law is part of the problem as often are governments. In many countries features of the law facilitate dispossession. It is often not technical capacity that is missing but the political power to confront vested interests. The challenges are steep but need to be confronted.

  2. Library Resource
    November, 2018
    Kenya

    Pastoralists in Isiolo county in northern Kenya feel under siege;with their way of life under threat. Isiolo has been the home of the Waso Boran pastoralists for many decades;but attacks from neighbouring Somali herders;encroachments by agriculturalists from Meru;expansion of conservancies and planned road;pipeline and resort city mega-projects are affecting all pastoral livelihoods;creating many new risks and environmental uncertainties. Droughts are occurring more frequently. Market uncertainties are important;regarding access to milk;meat and live animals.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Kenya

    With growing global demand for food, unsustainable farming practices and large greenhouse gas emissions, farming systems need to sequester more carbon than they emit, while also increasing productivity and food production. The Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project (KACP) recruited farmer groups committed to more Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) practices and provided these groups with initial advisory services on SALM, farm enterprise development and village savings and loan associations.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2007
    Kenya

    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

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1996
    Kenya

    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.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1992
    Kenya

    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.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2019
    Kenya, 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.

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