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THE EFFECT OF ENCLOSURES ON REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED SEMI-ARID LAND IN LAKE BARINGO BASIN, KENYA

Mureithi Stephen Mwangi

Titre : THE EFFECT OF ENCLOSURES ON REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED SEMI-ARID LAND IN LAKE BARINGO BASIN, KENYA

Auteur : Mureithi Stephen Mwangi

Université de soutenance : Universiteit Gent

Grade : Master of Science (MS) Physical Land Resources 2006

Résumé
The effects of enclosures on rehabilitation of degraded semi-arid rangeland were investigated on the Njemps Flats in Lake Baringo Basin, Kenya. The objective was to assess and compare the effects of enclosures under private and communal management on vegetation, soil physico-chemical and biological properties, and rangeland quality, relative to the adjacent open grazing area. Revegetation by rangeland enclosure had significantly improved the standing aboveground biomass production, cover and the fertility of soils, thus restoring the regenerative capacity with enclosure time, factored strongly by management. Range condition and the overall land quality in all the sampled enclosures had also improved significantly. The results suggest that the enclosures strategy to rehabilitate degraded semi-arid rangeland in the Lake Baringo Basin could be a basis laid for the extension of promising approaches to other pastoral rangelands in Sub-Saharan Africa, as a means to secure the livelihoods of the pastoralists that depend on them.

Source : Pedon 18 - Physical Land Resources - Universiteit Gent

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