Land use and land cover changes in the greater Amboseli ecosystem, Kajiado District, Kenya between 1988 and 1998.

For millenia, Greater Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya has had a central role in subsistence
pastoralism and wildlife conservation by providing vast biological resources for pastoralists and
their livestock; and habitat for wildlife. Recently, with the creation of Amboseli National Park
and rapid changes in land tenure systems, the human use of the ecosystem has intensified. This
change has shaped a pastoral landscape composed of livestock grazing, wildlife conservation,

Perceptions of Land Conflicts with Special Reference to Nairobi

Land conflicts are increasingly becoming common in Kenya's major urban areas and are blamed by scholars and
politicians alike on colonial planning and rule, which ended more than 40 years ago. The regulations on land use
I planning and public land allocation processes are also seen to have exacerbated the problems with the prevailing
institutional arrangements further providing the impetus for unequal access to the 'land resource. Corruption and

An Analysis of the relationship between land tenure and agricultural land use in selected subsistence and cash crop areas in Kenya.

This article uses cross-sectional evidence from Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda in 1987–88 to examine the question, Are indigenous land rights systems in Sub-Saharan Africa a constraint on productivity? The evidence supports the hypothesis suggested by historical studies, that African indigenous land rights systems have spontaneously evolved from systems of communal control towards individualized rights in response to increases in commercialization and population pressure.

Implications for conversion of agricultural land use in peri urban areas of Gitothua Ward, Ruiru Sub County

Ruiru subcounty has witnessed increased changes from its initial agricultural land use to a more urbanized residential and commercial land use. These land-use and land-cover changes affect directly and indirectly the environment, economy and society at Ruiru subcounty, Kiambu county and Kenya in general. Although their impacts have been recognized long ago, it‟s only a few years back that they became a cause of countrywide concern.

Factors influencing land related conflicts in MT. Elgon District, Bungoma County

In a number of Kenyan regions, land ownership and land use rights are often in conflict resulting into land conflicts. These land conflicts have far reaching negative effects on the certainty of land markets, tenure and food security, economic production and reduction of poverty. Often, the land conflicts lead to; civil strife, loss of lives, population displacement, destruction of property and international humanitarian crisis. One such area is Mt. Elgon District in Bungoma county of Kenya.

Relationship between land reforms and gender based violence in Kenya: a case of Tetu sub-county, Nyeri county

Women account for 50.3 per cent of the national population but face challenges in
accessing and controlling land resources. Whether in education, employment, and land
rights or seeking health, women tend to be disadvantaged. The purpose of the study was
to analyze the relationship between land reforms in Kenya and gender based violence.
One of the most important and immediate motivations for this research are challenges
facing women on matters on land and land acquisition and control. Specifically, the study

Geospatial analysis of land cover and land use change in the Mau forest complex of Kenya

This study employed the use of Remote Sensing and GIS to evaluate the Land Cover and Land Use Changes that had occurred between 1973 and 2010 in the Mau forest complex, Kenya. The study area is around 400,000 hectares and has the largest montane vegetation in East Africa. The significance of the Mau complex can be viewed in term of the enormous biodiversity of flora and fauna it has and the fact that, it forms upper water catchments to many major rivers. It also sustains many conservation areas and modifies the microclimate in the region.

Land-Use Change and Livestock Production Challenges in an Integrated System: The Masai-Mara Ecosystem, Kenya

Participatory rural appraisal techniques and a survey of 100 households were used to evaluate livestock production, and pastoral development of the Maasai in Mara. It was observed that patterns of land-use have principally changed from nomadic pastoralism to sedentary pastoralism, agropastoralism, and, in some cases, pure cultivation. These trends have adversely affected livestock production and the productive capacity of the Mara ecosystem.

The study of land use changes in urban fringes of Kenya using remote sensing and geographic information system: a case study of north Kaputei, Kajiado District

North Kaputei is a rapidly changing area in Kitengela location of Kajiado district.
Located about 30kms southeast of Nairobi city, the area has experienced a lot of physical
growth, which can be attributed to its close proximity to the capital city of Nairobi. Its
land use development is characterized by the extensive residential and commercial
activities in contrast to the rural characteristic which it had exhibited. The land use
activities have taken place in a comparatively high rate over the last twenty years thus

Assessing the Effectiveness of the National Land Commision in Addressing Irregular and Illegal Allocation of Land in Kenya

Irregular and Illegal allocation of land is a major component of the land question is in Kenya.
The land question is a major rhetoric as it is not one issue but a myriad of issues entrenched in
archaic, pre colonial administrative methods and systems which led to lack of transparency and
abuse of high held offices in the self interest of individuals as pertaining to land. The targets for
fulfilling such self interests were public land and land that could not be acknowledged by law for


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