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: 391

Table of Content: April 2009; 2(4)

April 2007

An overview of land cover changes in Nigeria, 1975 - 2005

  The pattern of land cover changes between 1975 and 2005 strongly indicated loss of prime arable lands which is in turn leading to the opening up of new virgin land towards the south. In the northern and the middle parts of the country, the cereal productive Sudan Savannah ecology is transiting to pure Sahel and the influence of the Sahara is increasing southwards. In the same vein, the root and the tuber...

Author(s): I. I. Abbas

April 2009

The geography of informal sector operations (ISOs): A perspective of urban Zimbabwe

  Informal sector operations in the urban sphere of Zimbabwe, like in any other developing countries, continue to rise astronomically. The chief reason for the growth of this sector is nothing but the plummeting economy explained in terms high urban unemployment rates and consequential urban poverty. By way of a qualitative methodology, this paper gives a geographical description and explication of the ISO...

Author(s): Innocent Chaise

April 2007

Towards an innovative approach to integrated wetland management in Rupa Lake Area of Nepal

  The common property resource management would be tragedy of common or would lead to better management dependent on the existence of institutions governing access, utilization, managements, exclusion, ownership and transfer of ownership. However, recently the concept of integrated management and environment payment system has emerged as a new paradigm in common property management. The civil society is now...

Author(s): Bimal Raj Regmi, Gandhiv Kafle, Achyut Adhikari, Abishkar Subedi, Rojee Suwal and Indra Paudel

April 2007

Comparison of object-based and pixel based infrared airborne image classification methods using DEM thematic layer

  An airborne infrared image was used to produce a map of land cover types in the Eastern shore of Lake Huron, Ontario province of Canada. Maximum likelihood pixel-based and nearest neighbor object-based methods were used in this approach. Land cover classes that obtained traditional pixel-based classification approaches showed a salt-and-pepper effect having the lowest producer accuracy (59.5%). Overall...

Author(s): Dehvari A. and Heck R. J.

April 2009

Challenges of water resource management and food production in a changing climate in Kenya

  The tropics depend upon rain as the main source of water supply for agriculture. Concerns of food security and water scarcity in the wake of climate change are global and real particularly in the sub-Saharan Africa. As communities struggle to adapt to the challenges of food insecurity caused by climate change, they are also sensitive to the diminishing and management problems of water resources. Kenya with an...

Author(s):   Josephine K. W Ngaira