Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Table of Content: 18 March, 2012; 5(8)

March 2012

Land-use/cover changes and their drivers on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

This paper presents the findings of a study that analyzed land use and cover change, their driving forces and the socio-economic implications on the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. This study is based on data extracted from remote sensing techniques using 1973, 1984 and 1999/2000 satellite images and household interviews. The major change detected in the study area from satellite images was expansion...

Author(s):   Salome B. Misana, Cosmas Sokoni and Milline J. Mbonile  

March 2012

Spectral vegetation indices performance evaluated for Cholistan Desert

  To enhance the vegetation signal in remotely sensed data and provide an approximate measure of live green vegetation, a number of spectral vegetation indices have been developed to estimate biophysical parameters of vegetation. The sensitivity of the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to the soil background and atmospheric effects has generated an increasing interest in the development of new...

Author(s):   Farooq Ahmad  

March 2012

Geographical and longitudinal approach to rural livelihood security and crisis responses in Central Kenya: The case of crop variety and livestock breed selection

  The study took a geographical and longitudinal approach as opposed to cross-sectional approach in detecting dynamic changes in livelihood strategies of smallholder farmers at two sites in Kabendera and Kiambogo, Central Kenya. The aim was to enhance the understanding of the ways in which households cope and adapt under increasingly evident and significant economic changes and agro-climatic events using the...

Author(s):   Matheaus Kioko KAUTI  

March 2012

An assessment of the National Fadama II project in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State

  This paper appraises the Fadama II project impact on it’s beneficiaries in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Primary data was collected from beneficiaries and farmers residing in the area using 783 copies of well structured questionnaire which were administered to the respondents. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive methods. The study result reveals that accessing agricultural...

Author(s):   Vivan Ezra Lekwot, Blamah Nunyi Vachaku, Ezemokwe Ifeanyi and Okafor Christian I.