Effects of land tenure status on land productivity and sustainable livelihood in the traditional pastoral areas of Kenya: a case of Narok District.

This Thesis analyzed the effects of land tenure status on land productivity and sustainable
livelihoods in the traditional pastoral areas in Narok District, and recommended policy
guidelines to the government and other stakeholders. Land tenure status is a critical concern
facing traditional pastoral areas in Kenya, especially in Narok District. It affects production
activities and influences livelihoods. Rapid population growth, deferring individual
preferences amongst the communities, the existing legal framework and inappropriate

An evaluation of land tenure and Registration process in Maua Location, Meru North district of Kenya

This research paper evaluates land tenure and land registration process in Maua
Location of Meru North district of Kenya. It comes at a time when Kenyans are
pressurizing the government increasingly to issue title deeds not only at the Coast
province but also all over the country (GoK -Ministry of Lands). Maua Location is of
concern owing to the fact that the land registration process has been on going since
1966. This is a long time (43 years) for the land registration process not to have been

The Land has its Owners! Gender Issues in Land Tenure Under Customary Law

This paper looks at issues of gender and tenure in African customary law. It argues that under all systems of law in many African countries, ownership of land and associated resources is very much anchored in patriarchy. It decries the failure to isolate positive aspects of customary law and the preponderance of women-unfriendly customary law which influences statutory and other forms of law. Part II of the paper provides the conceptual and theoretical premises of the paper. It looks at patriarchy, gender and law and their impact on tenure relations emphasising the male dominance.

Preliminary Suggestions on the implementation of the Land Section of Chapter five of the Constitution of Kenya through Research and Training

The New Constitution of Kenya, Chapter five states that land in Kenya will be held, used and managed in a manner that is equitable, efficient, productive and sustainable. The construction also sets out a number of principles, which will be implemented through a national land policy that developed and reviewed regularly by the government and through legislation. The National Land Policy for Kenya is Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009, it presents the issues and policy recommendations that were identified, analyzed and agreed by stakeholders.

The impact of changing land use patterns on the numbers and distribution of livestock and wild herbivores in the Tana River District, Kenya

The intent of this study was to examine the impact of
changing land use patterns on the numbers and distribution
of livestock and wild herbivores in the Tana River District,
Kenya.
A multi-method approach of aerial surveys,
questionnaires, interviews and secondary data sources were
employed to realize the objectives.
Results indicate that changes in land use patterns and
types have created conflicts that led to the reduction of
the range and affected distribution of pastoral livestock

Assessment Of Land Use And Land Cover Changes In River Gucha Catchment, Kenya

Land use and land cover changes are important factors in the hydrological cycle and the spatialtemporal
variations in the distribution of natural resources. The objective of this study was to
assess trend in land use and land cover change in River Gucha Catchment. LANDSAT MSS,
ETM and ETM+ images of 1976, 1993 and 2010 respectively of the study area were classified
and percentage changes of land use and land cover types determined for the period between
1976-1993 and 1993-2010. Agriculture, which is the main land use in the catchment, covered

The effect of demographic pressure and land ownership right on soil erosion in Kiambu District

In Kenya, land degradation due to soil erosion, demographic pressure and in appropriate land use right systems threaten the livelihood of the farmer. The farmers in Kiambu District of central Kenya suffer from erosion in the. form of sheet, rills, and gully erosion. Therefore the objective of this research is to quantify the effect of demographic pressure and land ownership right on soil erosion and to recommend suitable land use right as well as appropriate land management schemes.

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