Climate, Land Use Change and Local Adaptation Strategies in Ecological Areas. Case of Miwaleni River Valley | Land Portal

Informações sobre recurso

Date of publication: 
Maio 2019
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:14306
Pages: 
11
Copyright details: 
Copyright (c) 2019 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

Climate change issues are contemporary global phenomena which affect the largest part of the world in different ways. This paper explores how local communities living in sensitive ecological areas, particularly in river valleys, respond to and adapt to climate change. By employing a qualitative research approach, findings have indicated that heavy rainfall and prolonged droughts coupled with population increase have led to land use changes and loss of biodiversity in the river valley. In turn, 37% of villagers have decided to shift from rain-fed to irrigated agriculture, 34% move to other areas during the heavy rain season while 29% have shifted from agricultural activities. However, due to limited resources and technology, the strategies adapted have not provided satisfactory results. For this case, dam construction in the upper stream and dredging of Miwaleni springs can improve livelihood social and economic activities in the village and sustain biodiversity and ecosystem in the river valley.

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Magina, Fredrick Bwire
Kanyawanah, Zuhura Mtoi
Ardhi University, Pangani Basin Water Office , officials and residents at Miwaleni village

Publisher(s): 

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

Provedor de dados

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

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