Land use and cover change in semi-arid Kenya: a socio-ecological and spatial approach

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kr├╝ger (HU), Dr. Kristina Dietz (FU) and Dr. Philippe Rufin (HU)

Project Outline

Objectives

Method(s)

Objective 1; Evaluation of Land use and cover change process in semi-arid Kenya (With a bias of the whole study area).

Spatial analysis including supervised classification and trend analysis using high resolution imagery.

 

Since a substantial time and resource has been used, an article following findings by, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40899-020-00417-4, on siting is to be generated with regard to the older title.

Objective 2; Assessing drought occurrence and impacts and exploring the feedbacks between land use and cover change and drought evolution.

Key informants, Spatial analysis and Mixed method Regression models.

Objective 3; Social-ecological drivers of land use and cover change and implications of sub-national land use policy.

Key informants, Household interviews, scenario modeling and Mixed method Regression models.

Following https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-35379-7_5

Publications

Borona et al., (2019). Vulnerability and adaptation strategies to drought and erratic rains as key extreme events: insights from small scale farming households in mixed crop agro ecosystems of semi-arid Eastern Kenya. Africa Journal of agricultural research. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2018.13568   

Borona et al., (2019). Seasonal climate dynamics, farmer perceptions and multiple risk responses: Lessons from Small holder mixed agro ecosystems in Semi-arid Kenya. In Press.

Borona, P., Mbow, C and Ouedraogo, I (2016). Un-stacking high temporal resolution meteorological data for multidimensional analysis of climate variability in southern Burkina Faso. Danish journal of geography.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00167223.2016.1212668#  

Borona M., Mbow C., Ouedraogo I., Coe R. 2015. Associating multivariate climatic descriptors with cereal yields: A case study of Southern Burkina Faso. ICRAF Working Paper No. 207 Nairobi: World Agro forestry Centre. http://dx.doi.org/10.5716/WP15273.PDF   

Borona et al., (2019). Seasonal climate dynamics, farmer perceptions and multiple risk responses: Lessons from Small holder mixed agro ecosystems in Semi-arid Kenya. In Press.

Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change and variability among small scale farmers in Wote Division, Makueni County, Kenya. In: Obiri J.F., Kasolo W., Yaye A., Mwazemba J., Ochola, A. and Chakeredza S. (eds). Agribusiness Development and Managing Risk and Uncertainty in African Agriculture: The role of Tertiary Agricultural Education. ANAFE symposium held from 25-28 August 2014 in Yaounde Cameroon. P.g 238-247. 
Paper at ResearchGate