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: 371

Table of Content: April 2010; 3(4)

April 2013

Indigenous knowledge in seasonal rainfall prediction in Tanzania: A case of the South-western Highland of Tanzania

  This paper describes how farmers in the South-Western Highland of Tanzania predict rainfall using local environmental indicators and astronomical factors. The perceptions of the local communities on conventional weather and climate forecasts were also assessed. The study was conducted in Rungwe and Kilolo districts in Mbeya and Iringa regions respectively. Participatory rural appraisal methods, key informant...

Author(s):   Ladislaus B. Chang’a, Pius Z. Yanda and James Ngana  

April 2013

The influence of land use on the spatial variation of begging in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

  Following an observation that urban land use influences the incidence of begging, this paper examines the relationship between land use and begging with Ogbomoso as a case study. The study utilizes both the primary and secondary data. To determine the spatial variation, beggars were enumerated across the 20 political wards in Ogbomoso simultaneously for seven days. Structured questionnaires are also used to...

Author(s):   D. V. Ogunkan and M. O. Jelili