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: 387

Table of Content: January 2011; 4(1)

January 2011

Some of the major environmental problems relating to land use changes in the coastal areas of Bangladesh: A review

  The present paper is a review to describe the causes of major changes in land use pattern of the coastal zone of Bangladesh and identify the effects on the environmental degradation obviously considered as a man-made disaster in the area. The paper shows that the way of using the lands in the coastal areas are gradually changing, that is, diverse, competitive and alarming. The land use of coastal areas is...

Author(s):   Asib Ahmed  

January 2011

Urban agriculture in metropolitan Lagos: An inventory of potential land and water resources

  The research examines how urban agriculture as an individual household micro level strategy can directly influence the financial empowerment of urban poor within the Lagos metropolis, positively. Using secondary data collected from government agencies (satellite image, hydrology map, statistical data etc) and primary data collected from field observation and reconnaissance survey; the paper takes inventory of...

Author(s):   Olugbenga I. Akinmoladun and O. T. Adejumo  

January 2011

Spatial distribution of women informal economic activities in the rural areas of Imo State, Nigeria

  Utilizing a feminist perspective, the paper examines the spatial distribution of informal economic activities engaged in by women in the rural areas of Imo state and ascertains if there is spatial variation in the type of informal economic activities executed by these rural women. For the study, data were collected at household and institutional levels. Field observation and the focus group discussion method...

Author(s):   Emmanuella Chinenye Onyenechere  

January 2011

Managing landuse to control soil erosion problems in a part of Kwara State of Nigeria

  This paper is an assessment of the roles of different land use types in controlling erosion rates in some parts of Kwara State. To accomplish this philosophy, data were therefore collected on individual rainfall characteristics, depth of erosion on each land use type and percentage plant covers on land use basis too.  These data were then processed using both descriptive and regression techniques of...

Author(s):   H. I. Jimoh  

January 2011

Changing rainfall and anthropogenic-induced flooding: Impacts and adaptation strategies in Benin City, Nigeria

  Monthly air temperature and rainfall data of Benin City for 69 years (1941-2009) were collected from the archives of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Lagos. Mean annual temperatures, rainfall and standardized anomalies were computed and graphically depicted. A total of 200 structured questionnaires and field observation were designed to collect data on the causal factors and impacts of flooding as well as...

Author(s):   Godwin O. Atedhor, Peter A. O. Odjugo and Alex E. Uriri