Essays about: "Africa"

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  1. 1. The environment of conflict. A quantitative analysis of the link between water scarcity, non-state conflict and the quality of government in Africa

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Monica Berenji; [2021-02-12]
    Keywords : Freshwater resources; water scarcity; non-state conflict; impartiality; corruption;

    Abstract : Environmental security has been diligently examined in previous research on both subnational and multinational levels and have not found consensus on the contributing factors for why and how environmental conflict occurs. This thesis aims to contribute to this strand of research, more specifically asking if water scarcities effect the number of non- state conflicts in Africa, depending on the quality of governments. READ MORE

  2. 2. Spatio-temporal drought characteristics in the Limpopo basin from 1918 to 2018 - A case study based on analysis of the Standardized Precipitation Evaporation Index (SPEI)

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Sandra Domingos Sambo; [2021]
    Keywords : rdought; Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index; Limpopo River basin; Normalized difference vegetation index; Mann-Kendall Test; Correlation analysis; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The identification of the characteristics of drought are of great importance in water resources planning and management. This study explored the characteristics of drought at Limpopo River Basin (LRB) from 1918 to 2018. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dynamics of net primary production and food availability in the aftermath of the 2004 and 2007 desert locust outbreaks in Niger and Yemen

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Emma Bylund; [2021]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; desert locust outbreak; NPP; food availability; livelihood zones; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The knowledge of desert locust plagues goes back to biblical times but it is just as relevant in 2020 with an ongoing outbreak in East Africa and the Middle East. The locusts pose a threat to agriculture, and by extent food availability, due to their high appetite, diverse diet and ability to migrate long distances in large swarms. READ MORE

  4. 4. Remote Sensing Based Pre-Season Yellow Rust Early Warning in Oromia, Ethiopia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Chinatsu Endo; [2021]
    Keywords : yellow rust; modeling; prediction; early warning; remote sensing; geography; geographical information systems; GIS; Agriculture and Food Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Yellow rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. Tritici) is a crop disease caused by a fungus that regularly infects wheat and causes yield loss in Ethiopia. The disease has a significant impact on the country’s crop production, food security, health, and socioeconomic well-being. READ MORE

  5. 5. Social Capability and Resilience to Economic Shrinking - An innovative Perspective on Growth and the Income Divergence between Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia & Pacific

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Matilda Persson; Emma Hanning; [2021]
    Keywords : economic shrinking; social capability; income convergence; shrinking resilience; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : Since the beginning of the 1960’s, there has been a widening gap in GDP per capita between the countries in the regions of East Asia & Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa. By growing more and shrinking less, some but not all, developing countries have deviated from a state of underdevelopment and caught up with the developed world. READ MORE