Land Alienation, Land Tenure and Tourism in Maasailand, Kenya

Land is a primary resource for international tourism development. The relationship of indigenous
systems of land tenure, and the history of land alienation to tourism in African nations, however, is
problematic. Governments of some African nations are now emphasizing the traditional land
rights of indigenous people in determining land use for economic development. Land is a key
resource for the local participation of the Kenyan people in development, and indigenous land

Linkages between land-use, land degradation and poverty in semi-arid rangelands of Kenya: the case of Baringo District

The study discusses land-degradation in pastoral communities and depicts land-use system and associated human and livestock population pressure as the major determinant of vegetation cover, surface run-off, soil erosion, and species richness. The study recommends use of enclosures to reverse range degradation, and diversification of pastoral economies to reduce poverty and relieve pressure on land as the primary source of livelihood in the semi-arid rangelands of Kenya

Land use and land cover changes and their implications for human-wildlife conflicts in the semi-arid rangelands of southern Kenya

Land use and land cover changes are important processes that influence the ecological integrity of
wildlife dispersal areas and the dynamics of human
wildlife conflicts in rangelands around protected
areas. This study investigated trends in both land use a
nd land cover changes in Taveta District.
Remote Sensing imageries for Taveta District were analysed for the years 1987, 2001, and 2011.
Percentage changes in land use and land cover types for the years 1987 to 2001, 2001 to 2011 and 1987
to 2011 were de

Variations in Land Delivery Costs as a Factor in Land Speculation in Metr opolitan Nairobi: A case study of Eastlands, Nairobi, and the bordering areas of Machakos and Kajiado counties

The urban rural duality in the land administration policy in Kenya tends to create two land use development control models and, further, such policy results in two separate land transaction costs. In a situation where land values in the two locations may not vary significantly, such a variation in land transaction costs would lead to land speculation in the less costly zone. It is postulated in this paper that there would be no significant variations inland sale value/ land purchase price in the areas of Eastlands within the

Statutory Land Control and the Small holder Land System in Kenya: A study of land control in the Nyanza Sugar belt.

It is generally acknowledged that
insecure and incomplete property rights have large effects on
the use and management of watershed resources.
The standard policy response to this problem is
to privatize farm land, declare riverine areas
to be public property, and establish a set of
restrictions on the use of both private and pub
lic land. This paper presents a more nuanced
concept of catchment property rights, drawing
upon key concepts from watershed hydrology and
the multidisciplinary social science of property

Factors influencing water and land use at community level: the case of Ewaso Nyiro North Basin, Kenya

Land and water are the major renewable resources. Other resources such as forest, wildlife, minerals, pasture and livestock depend on land and water for their survival. Degradation of either water or land has a direct effect on other resources. Land and water have been the source of conflict between families, clans, communities and even nations. Various factors such as cultural, technological, political and socio- economic influence both land and water use in any particular area.

Essays on land law: the reform debate in Kenya.

The various legal, political, economic and social perspectives that have influenced the land reform discourse in Kenya are examined. The historical perspectives of the land question in Kenya are outlined, and the factors that shaped the content of Kenya's land law and attendant institutional and constitutional regimes are addressed. The operationalization of the legal regimes and policy frameworks emergent from the colonial legacy is also extensively dealt with, focusing on the way the state has sought to balance private and public interests in land through the instruments of law.

Regulation of the procedure for acquiring land as a Tool for monitoring land use to attain sustainable Development: A critique

Land is very central for human survival and development. In fact, it is so elemental to human
survival that it can be said that it is where life begins and it is where life ends. Land is the source
of livelihood and to many a Kenyan it is the source of food, shelter, clothing and even medicine.
Consequently the procedure of acquisition of rights or interest over the same cannot be any less
In that regard the Constitution of Kenya 2010 does recognize such right and provides for the

Mapping Land Cover Land Use Change in Mbeere District, Kenya

The main goal of the study was mapping land cover land use change patterns in
Mbeere District between 1987 and 2000. Two Landsat images acquired in 1987 and 2000;
and MODIS data were used to map and quantify the patterns of change

Computerized land information system as a tool of land record management

This project thesis presents a conceptual framework for a land information system that
would result in increased revenue collection from the land rent section of the Department
of Lands, Ministry of Lands and Settlement. It point out the need for a comprehensive
database containing both physical and socio-economic data supported by powerful
analytical capabilities as the basis for effective decision making on land rent for tax
revenue collection.
The Government has admittedly a lot of untapped revenue in the form of unrevised land


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