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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 ...


An Analysis Of The Changing Land Use And Its Impact On The Environment Of Anyigba Town, Nigeria, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Salihu Danlami Musa Mar 2009

An Analysis Of The Changing Land Use And Its Impact On The Environment Of Anyigba Town, Nigeria, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin, Salihu Danlami Musa

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

Urbanization is a process that always initiates the continual transformation of land from one use to the other. Land transformation is presently being experienced in and around fast growing towns, like Anyigba in Kogi State. This study used Remote sensing and GIS techniques to identify, mark, and measure the extent of the various land uses from the Land use map of 1995 and Nigeriasat 1 imagery of 2006. The study revealed that there have been tremendous transformation in the various land uses, with the built-up area expanding more than other land uses with 398.4%. Gaining 167 ha, 613.45 ...


An Evaluation Of The Effect Of Land Use/Cover Change On The Surface Temperature Of Lokoja Town, Nigeria, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin Mar 2009

An Evaluation Of The Effect Of Land Use/Cover Change On The Surface Temperature Of Lokoja Town, Nigeria, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

This research integrated remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identified land use/cover types in Lokoja, including their temporal transformation and association with surface temperatures from the LandSat TM and LandSat ETM imageries of 1987 and 2001 respectively. As the built-up area increased in size (2667.6%) so was the surface temperature (6.48oC), vacant land (872%: 9.65oC), cultivated land (104.4%: 1.2oC) and water bodies (64.3%:0.94oC) while vegetation cover increased by 2.44oC while its area extent decreased (316.7%). These changes were responsible for the rise in the mean surface temperature ...


An Assessment Of Malaria Risk In Koton Karfe Watershed Catchment, Nigeria, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin Mar 2009

An Assessment Of Malaria Risk In Koton Karfe Watershed Catchment, Nigeria, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

This study adopts ground survey and questionnaire administration to determine environmental and socio-economic factors contributing to malaria risk in Koton Karfe watershed catchment. A health facilty-based survey is carried out to assess tbe ratio of population to health facility. The study reveals that poverty is the overriding risk factor determining the high malaria incidence rate which ranges from 40/1000 per annum to 288/1000 per annum across watershed catchment and prevelant among infants and school age children. The nearest neighbour index of 1.48 suggests the randomness in the spatial distribution of health facilities. The increase in the burden ...


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 ...


The Use Of Computer Intelligent Processing Technologies Among Environmental Scientists In Nigerian Universities, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin Jan 2009

The Use Of Computer Intelligent Processing Technologies Among Environmental Scientists In Nigerian Universities, Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

Olarewaju Oluseyi Ifatimehin

This paper assesses the awareness and usage of a novel approach to data and information processing among scientists, researchers and students in the field of environmental sciences. In depth and structured interview was conducted, targeting a population who are working in a variety of environmental issues. The data generated were analysed using simple descriptive statistics. The results indicate that the level of awareness and responsiveness to this approach is very low (26.5%), and computer proficiency is also very low (30.8%). This suggests the need for a vigorous academic reorientation of all stakeholders through conferences, workshops and seminars.