Agricultural Expansion and Its Consequences in the Taita Hills, Kenya

Petri Pellikka, Barnaby Clark, Alemu Gonsamo Gosa, Nina Himberg, Pekka Hurskainen, Eduardo Eiji Maeda, James Mwang´ombe, Loice Omoro, Mika Siljander

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The indigenous cloud forests in the Taita Hills have suffered substantial degradation for several centuries due to agricultural expansion. Additionally, climate change imposes an imminent threat for local economy and environmental sustainability. In such circumstances, elaborating tools to conciliate socioeconomic growth and natural resources conservation is an enormous challenge. This chapter describes applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems for assessing land-cover changes in the Taita Hills and its surrounding lowlands. Furthermore, it provides an overall assessment on the consequences of land-cover changes to water resources, biodiversity and livelihoods. The analyses presented in this study were undertaken at multiple spatial scales, using field data, airborne digital images and satellite imagery. Furthermore, a modelling framework was designed to delineate agricultural expansion projections and evaluate the future impacts of agriculture on soil erosion and irrigation water demand.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoKenya: a Natural Outlook : Geo-Environmental Resources and Hazards
ToimittajatPaolo Paron, Daniel Ochieng Olago, Christian Thine Omuto
Sivumäärä15
JulkaisupaikkaAmsterdam, the Netherlands
KustantajaNorth-Holland Pub. Co
Julkaisupäivä2013
Sivut165-179
ISBN (painettu)978-0-444-59559-1
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2013
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

Julkaisusarja

NimiDevelopments in Earth Surface Processes
KustantajaElsevier
Numero16

Tieteenalat

  • 1171 Geotieteet
  • 4111 Maataloustiede
  • 5203 Kehitysmaatutkimus

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Pellikka, P., Clark, B., Gonsamo Gosa, A., Himberg, N., Hurskainen, P., Maeda, E. E., ... Siljander, M. (2013). Agricultural Expansion and Its Consequences in the Taita Hills, Kenya. teoksessa P. Paron, D. Ochieng Olago, & C. Thine Omuto (Toimittajat), Kenya: a Natural Outlook: Geo-Environmental Resources and Hazards (Sivut 165-179). (Developments in Earth Surface Processes; Nro 16). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: North-Holland Pub. Co. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-59559-1.00013-X
Pellikka, Petri ; Clark, Barnaby ; Gonsamo Gosa, Alemu ; Himberg, Nina ; Hurskainen, Pekka ; Maeda, Eduardo Eiji ; Mwang´ombe, James ; Omoro, Loice ; Siljander, Mika. / Agricultural Expansion and Its Consequences in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Kenya: a Natural Outlook: Geo-Environmental Resources and Hazards. Toimittaja / Paolo Paron ; Daniel Ochieng Olago ; Christian Thine Omuto. Amsterdam, the Netherlands : North-Holland Pub. Co, 2013. Sivut 165-179 (Developments in Earth Surface Processes; 16).
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Pellikka, P, Clark, B, Gonsamo Gosa, A, Himberg, N, Hurskainen, P, Maeda, EE, Mwang´ombe, J, Omoro, L & Siljander, M 2013, Agricultural Expansion and Its Consequences in the Taita Hills, Kenya. julkaisussa P Paron, D Ochieng Olago & C Thine Omuto (toim), Kenya: a Natural Outlook: Geo-Environmental Resources and Hazards. Developments in Earth Surface Processes, Nro 16, North-Holland Pub. Co, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Sivut 165-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-59559-1.00013-X

Agricultural Expansion and Its Consequences in the Taita Hills, Kenya. / Pellikka, Petri; Clark, Barnaby; Gonsamo Gosa, Alemu; Himberg, Nina; Hurskainen, Pekka; Maeda, Eduardo Eiji; Mwang´ombe, James; Omoro, Loice; Siljander, Mika.

Kenya: a Natural Outlook: Geo-Environmental Resources and Hazards. toim. / Paolo Paron; Daniel Ochieng Olago; Christian Thine Omuto. Amsterdam, the Netherlands : North-Holland Pub. Co, 2013. s. 165-179 (Developments in Earth Surface Processes; Nro 16).

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