URBAN EXPANSION AND LAND USE CHANGES IN AKURE, NIGERIA USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUE

Abstract Akure became the administrative headquarters of Ondo State, Nigeria in 1976 and since then, it has witnessed rapid developmental changes in terms of physical landscape, city growth and urban sprawl. These agents of Land Use and Land Cover Changes (LULCC) are capable of creating environmental problems such as transportation, land degradation, pollution among others. […]

APPLICATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR FLOOD VULNERABILITY MAPPING ALONG IKPOBA RIVER BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

In different regions of Nigeria, floods have increased dramatically, affecting millions of people and inflicting huge economic damage. Flood disasters can be attributed to the unnecessary risks people take when they encroach on floodplains. Flood hazard maps are important to integrate geospatial and temporal data in the same computational environment that allows risk assessment, modeling […]

SALIENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN SOVELELE RESETTLEMENT AREA IN MWENEZI DISTRICT, ZIMBABWE

The Fast Track Land Reform Programme (FTLRP) was a government initiated reform effort to benefit a majority of land hunger-black Zimbabweans through the compulsory acquisition of vast tracks of land previously owned by white minority. Courtesy of the FTLRP, a majority of Zimbabweans benefited pierces of land with a view to improve their livelihoods. The […]

ASSESSMENT OF RAINFALL VARIABILITY IN SOME SELECTED STATIONS IN NORTH EASTERN, NIGERIA

Abstract Rainfall has been widely studied in terms of distribution over space, time and trends including onset and cessation. In any regional study of agricultural production rainfall is therefore of fundamental importance. This is very useful for decision making in issues of food security and other sectors affected by rainfall. This study seeks to assess […]

EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF RICE YIELDS DETERMINANT USING REMOTE SENSING VEGETATION HEALTH CONDITION INDICES: CASE STUDY OF LAKE GERIYO, AKERRA AND TALATA-MAFARA, NIGERIA

Abstract This research focuses on the ability of remote sensing vegetation index acquired from the Landsat-8 operational land imager (OLI)/thematic infrared sensor (TIRS) and Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre (SPOT-6 and 7) HRV, HRVIR, HRG system as effective indicator to measure rice growing condition and predicting yield rate. The normalized difference vegetation indices (NDVI), […]

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC SECONDARY HEALTH FACILITIES IN ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL, ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract Spatial health issues have become a major item in health discussions; it determines the level of accessibility and by extension its effects on cost/income, wellbeing among others all of which are determinants of overall development of any society. Generally, there is uneven distribution of health facilities, with its attendant problems globally. One of the […]

THE EFFECT OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS ON ADOLESCENTS’ UTILIZATION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study analyses the Effect of Socio-demographic factors on adolescents’ use of Reproductive Health Services in Delta State in six Local Government Areas of: Burutu, Bomadi (Delta South Senatorial District); Ughelli North, Udu (Delta Central Senatorial District); Ika South and Ukwuani (Delta North Senatorial District) through a survey design in a cross –sectional study […]

TRADITIONAL LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: THE ROLE OF FARMERS OF KAMBA WOREDA

Abstract This paper assesses the status of farmers’ knowledge and their perceptions of land degradation and their knowledge of the existing soil and water conservation measures in Kamba woreda, Gamo-Gofa zone, Southern Ethiopia. The main source of livelihood in the study area is mixed subsistence agriculture. Field observations, focus group discussion, structured and semi-structured household […]

IMPACT OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY ON LIVELIHOOD OF COMMUNITIES IN KAMUKU NATIONAL PARK, BIRNIN-GWARI, KADUNA STATE

Abstract Climate variability has serious effects on the livelihood of rural people who depend on agriculture. The dependency of local people on agriculture and its significant contribution to their socio well-being makes the situation more critical. The study examined the impact of climate variability on livelihood o communities around Kamuku National Park (KNP) Birni-Gwari, Kaduna […]