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Presentation on drivers of landcover and landuse change in Kenya

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Presentation on drivers of landcover and landuse change in Kenya 1983 - 2013

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  • At this century rate of land use is at an alarming rate, that this makes me to think of the upcoming generations.Hence according to various Biodiversity publications the climate change will not miss and this still continue to create more retoric questions,thus its high time that we rethink on how to deal with this hanging factor of land use changes and its implications on the Environment.Rehabilitation my motion, is it your motion and responsibilty.
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Presentation on drivers of landcover and landuse change in Kenya

  1. 1. DRIVERS OF LANDCOVER AND LANDUSE CHANGE IN KENYA 1983 – 2013 Mike Norton – Griffiths, Dphil., Snr. Research Fellow, ICRAF. Harvey Herr, GIS Consultant, ICRAF.
  2. 2. Agricultural Intensity 1983
  3. 3. Agricultural Intensity 2013
  4. 4. Agricultural Intensity 1983  2013
  5. 5. Increase in Agricultural Intensity 1983  2012
  6. 6. Agricultural Intensity 1983 v. 2013
  7. 7. Impact of Land Tenure on Agriculture
  8. 8. The development trajectory of unadjudicated is 40 years behind that of adjudicated land
  9. 9. Agriculture replaces the Natural Vegetation
  10. 10. … but at the expense of Herbaceous rather than Tree cover
  11. 11. Total Tree Cover 1983  2013
  12. 12. Managed trees (aka trees-on-farms aka agro- forestry) replace natural trees
  13. 13. Increase in Agroforestry 1983  2013 of 215,000 hectares Woody Crops Ha 29,000 Hedgerows and Windrows Ha 62,000 KmKm 207,000207,000 Woodlots Ha 48,000 Plantations Ha 16,000 Scattered Trees Ha 60,000
  14. 14. Impact of Tenure on Tree Cover
  15. 15. Impact of Tenure on Tree Cover Adjudicated Land
  16. 16. Impact of Tenure on Tree Cover Unadjudicated Land
  17. 17. Impact of Land Tenure on Tree Cover Investment in agro-forestry components   Leasehold Freehold Unadjudicated % Trees managed 83% 88% 56% % TOF cash 83% 53% 29% % TOF landscape 17% 47% 71% "Cash" Woody crops, woodlots & plantations "Landscape" Hedgerows, windrows and scattered trees
  18. 18. Are Forests doing a good job? Perhaps …..
  19. 19. Are Forests doing a good job? Mount Elgon
  20. 20. Are Forests doing a good job? Mau Forest
  21. 21. Agriculture in the Mau Forest Reserve 2013
  22. 22. Population Growth and Agricultural Expansion
  23. 23. Agricultural Intensity within Agro-Ecological Zones
  24. 24. Change in Agricultural Intensity within Agro-Ecological Zones
  25. 25. Change in Agricultural Landcover with Rainfall
  26. 26. Change in Agricultural Landcover with Temperature

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