Essays about: "Non agroforestry"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 essays containing the words Non agroforestry.

  1. 1. Mapping tree canopy cover in the semi-arid Sahel using satellite remote sensing and Google Earth imagery

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Abdalla Eltayeb Abdalla Mohamed; [2017]
    Keywords : Sahel; physical geography and ecosystem analysis; tree cover; NDVI; Google Earth; Landsat 8; geomatics; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Tree vegetation is an essential element in the daily life of the people in the Sahel region of Africa. It is also considered as a robust indicator of the Sahel ecosystem status and health. In this thesis, a method to estimate tree vegetation was developed and used in mapping the tree canopy cover in semi-arid Sahel. READ MORE

  2. 2. Assessing the effects of agroforestry practices on biological control potential in kale (Brassica oleracea acephala) plantations in Western Kenya

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Solène Guenat; [2014]
    Keywords : biological control; kale; agroforestry; shade; Kenya;

    Abstract : Agricultural intensification and extension at the expense of forests are known to have a negative impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), agriculture provides livelihoods for most of the population and forestry is an important additional income. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cooking banana farming system in rural Uganda : a comparison between agroforestry systems and non agroforestry systems

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Crop Production Ecology

    Author : Madeleine Andersson; [2014]
    Keywords : Agroforestry farming system; Non agroforestry; Cooking banana; Improved livelihoods ; Uganda;

    Abstract : The demand for food, feed, fibre and fuel has increased in Uganda over the past 50 years due to population growth. Recurring extreme climate events such as drought and flooding, in combination with large-scale land degradation, have led to declining crop yields. Lack of equipment, money and socio-economic issues has contributed to low yields. READ MORE

  4. 4. Soil carbon in small-holder plantain farms, Uganda : a comparison between agroforestry and non-agroforestry

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Soil and Environment

    Author : Pia Björsell; [2014]
    Keywords : Soil carbon; agroforestry; Vi Agroforestry; Vi Skogen; small-holder farming; plantain; Uganda;

    Abstract : Smallholder farmers in Uganda suffer from declining productivity. With a rapidly increasing population, marginal land is taken into production and the current land management leads to loss in soil fertility and escalation in soil erosion. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ants and termites in small-scale plantain farms in Uganda : a comparison between agroforestry and non-agroforestry farms

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Sara Söderlund; [2013]
    Keywords : agroforestry; small-scale farmers; Uganda; macrofauna; ants; termites;

    Abstract : This study was conducted in Kkingo district, west of Masaka, Uganda. It compared soil macrofauna abundance in non-agroforestry farms with that of agroforestry farms. The agroforestry farms had participated in the Vi Agroforestry´s program between 1995 and 2006, and continued on their own after 2006, when Vi Agroforestry left the area. READ MORE