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Sat, 07/17/2010 - 20:38

The stated aim of the Cop 15 in Copenhagen was to achieve a global agreement that would avert dangerous climate change – setting legally binding greenhouse gas reduction for industrialized countries and establishing financial and technological measures to help majority world

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COP_15__climate_Change.pdf 674.64 KB
Fri, 07/16/2010 - 21:25

Land tenure in Kenya has a direct impact on the use and management of the natural resources. When tenure rights are certain, they provide incentives to use land in a sustainable manner or invest in resource conservation whether for the individual or group of individuals (Ogolla, Mugabe
1996). Kenya having an agricultural based economy has majority of her people deriving their
livelihood from various forms of agriculture. Different communities practice various forms of
land used based on their social-economic needs and cultural practices and determined mainly

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land use change and climate.pdf 156.4 KB
Fri, 07/16/2010 - 18:48

Deforestation has become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation, rural
livelihoods and wealth creation, particularly in the tropics. On average, the global rate of
deforestation has been estimated at 14.6 million hectares yr-1 over the past decade. In
Kenya, the area under closed-canopy forest decreased from 2.8% to 1.7% during this
period. The main causes of deforestation have been identified as illegal encroachment,
overexploitation of forest products and forest fires. Rehabilitating these degraded forests

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 23:12

This paper is a concentrate of the experiences gained from the Product Development Segment in the ITTO-TEDB-FORIG Project "Industrial Utilisation of Selected Ghanaian Lesser Used Timber Species".

The completed project segment is presented in three reports:
• Phase I: Furniture Production, April-May, 1996.
• PhaseIl: Product Development, August-September 1996.
• Phase III: Product Development Completion, July-September 1997.
 

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LUS_timber.pdf 2.56 MB
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 12:19

Kenya has in the last two decades suffered from high levels of deforestation of its major forests. Currently, a numbers of rivers have dried and others are in process of as a result of the deforestation. In recognition of the possible negative impacts of the deforestation, Vision 2030 states that first Medium Term Plan (2008-2012) intends to increase the forest cover from the current less than 3% to 4%. The plan includes the rehabilitation of fiver water towers and the planting of one billion trees as flagship project.

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2009 Efficacy_Policy brief.pdf 39.32 KB