Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 238

Table of Content: May 2014; 6(4)

May 2014

Assessment of the effects of changing land use from pastoralism to crop farming on Lake Nakivale wetland system in Isingiro District, Uganda

The paper assessed the effects of changing the land use from transhumant pastoralism to crop farming on Lake Nakivale Wetland system. Semi-structured questionnaire was administered directly to 315 respondents from randomly selected households in three parishes bordering Lake Nakivale Wetland. In order to trace trends in land use practices overtime and understand the associated environmental problems, analysis of...

Author(s): Adonia Kamukasa and Kakurungu Bintoora

May 2014

Perceptions of development by residents of a rural community in Kenya: A capability issue

Despite the acknowledgment that participatory approaches in development have potential in understanding and designing development programmes and policies, perceptions of development continue to be dominated by outsiders including professionals and other development agents, most of whom do not experience the conditions. Using qualitative data collected from residents of Makueni County of Eastern Kenya, this paper...

Author(s): Hildah Essendi, Nyovani Madise and Zoe Matthews