Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2009

SelectedWorks

Urban Studies and Planning

Natural Resource Planning

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Resource Conflict Among Farmers And Fulani Herdsmen: Implications For Resource Sustainability, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Marietu Tenuche Sep 2009

Resource Conflict Among Farmers And Fulani Herdsmen: Implications For Resource Sustainability, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Marietu Tenuche

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

This study describes the traditional relationship between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the incessant resource conflict witnessed in Kogi State, Nigeria and how it affects livelihood security of those involved and resource sustainability for the communities. These conflicts are most responsible for the unsustainable utilization of land and water resources as the trampling by the hooves of herds of cattle compacts the soil of farm land, destroy farm crops by the herdsmen, places restraint on effective utilization of arable farmland among other destruction of available resources. It is understood that these conflicts have their roots in the land tenure system ...


Application Of Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques In Mapping Fadama Farming Areas, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Sunday Ishaya Jan 2009

Application Of Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques In Mapping Fadama Farming Areas, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Sunday Ishaya

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

The importance and scarcity of fadama land as well as the needs for their sustainable development and management, mapping of potentials areas is likely to be the reliable step towards effective and efficient way in securing the food needs of the populace and as well as developing the rural areas in Nigeria. This study used Remote Sensing and GIS techniques to identify potential land use areas for fadama farming and then produce map. Four steps were followed in mapping these areas: (i) topographic map of the study area was scanned and imported into the ILWIS GIS software, which was then ...


Using Indigenous Knowledge In Land Use Planning And Management: A Participatory Gis Approach, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin Jan 2009

Using Indigenous Knowledge In Land Use Planning And Management: A Participatory Gis Approach, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

An increasing global concern that has been consistently facing the human population today is the declining natural resources especially land resources. Land resources are threatened by the increasing pressures exerted by the expanding human needs and economic activities, and thus impose adverse effect on the environment, biodiversity, and the global climate systems. Information describing the land resources of a region does forms the bases upon which sustainable development can be built. The local people perception of being local with a complex, diverse and uncontrolled problems and tied down to a livelihood that depends mainly on primary production system (utilization of ...