Gatama Stella & Omondi Stephen Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.11, No.12, 2020
Despite the socio-economic and environmental benefits of forests globally, these ecosystems have been degraded due to poor governance. Effective governance in the forest sector calls for the identification of concrete elements within the administrative sector by systematically analysing the current situation and direct efforts towards improving the systems....
Magrate M. Kaigongi, Catherine W. Lukhoba, Souaibou Yaouba, Nokwanda P.Makunga, Joseph Githiomi & Abiy Yenesew Plants Open Journal. PP2-15.
Zanthoxylum paracanthum Kokwaro (Rutaceae) is an endemic Kenyan and Tanzanian
plant used in folk medicine by local populations. Although other Zanthoxylum species have been studied, only Z. paracantum stem extracts have been profiled, even though the roots are also used as herbal remedies. ...
Robert O. Nyambati, Duncan G. Odhiambo, Cornelius K. Serrem, Caleb O. Othieno and Frank S. Mairura Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 42(1): 1-11, 2020; Article no.JEAI.53009
This study investigated the effects of applying different combinations of two contrasting plant residues, Calliandra calothyrsus (Calliandra) and maize stover, with urea on Striga infestation and maize yield in western Kenya. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) with 12 treatments replicated four times was used...
Mũsingo T. E. Mbuvi Environmental Management and Sustainable Development ISSN 2164-7682
2020, Vol. 9, No. 3
Forests in Kenya were under traditional community management regimes up to 1891 when formal state management of forests started in Vanga Mangrove forest and later the entire country. In 1997 decentralized forest governance was successfully piloted through Participatory Forest Management in Kenya. This informed review of the Forests Act, Cap....
Mũsingo T. E. Mbuvi1, Josephine K. Musyoki, Leila A. Ndalilo Open Journal of Forestry, 2020, 10, 81-109
The multiple uses of forests continue to draw interest from diverse stakeholders. Forest Management Teams model has been used to accommodate
the interests of stakeholders and facilitate better forest management and improve community livelihoods through managed citizenship....
Musingo Tito E. Mbuvi, James B. Kungu, Francis N. Gachathi,
Chemuku Wekesa Nereoh Leley and Joseph M. Muthini International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences 2019/2020
An ethnobotanical survey was undertaken in Loita forest from 2012 to 2015 to document species richness and compile the first
comphrensive plant species checklist of the forest. The forest is located in Narok County....
In recent issues, we have used this page to express our concerns about the way both environmental concepts and activists are being manipulated by current political actors, and the need to return to an approach that relies on careful, defensible and transparent scientifi c work in collecting relevant data,....
Leila A. Ndalilo1, Bernard K. Kirui, Elias K. Maranga Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2020, 10, 307-319
Riparian forests ecosystems play significant role in biodiversity conservation
and provision of ecosystem goods and services which support local livelihoods. However, riparian ecosystems are threatened by degradation attributed
to anthropogenic activities....
C. Wekesaa, B.K. Kiruib, E.K. Marangab, G.M. Muturic Elsevier Journal Forest Ecology and Management 440 (2019) 48–60
Comparative studies were undertaken in five forest fragments (Chawia, Fururu, Mbololo, Ngangao and Vuria) of varying sizes in Taita Hills, Kenya to determine the effects of forest edge on the forest structure, species diversity and richness and above-ground carbon stock along a forest edge-interior gradient, and the relationship between pioneer and late successional tree species.
Lance W. Robinson and Joram K. Kagombe Ecology and Society 23(1):27
The desire to overcome fragmented management of the natural ecosystems on which human beings depend has contributed
to a growing interest in landscape approaches and to deeper questions about landscape governance systems.
Joram K. Kagombe, MTE Mbuvi & Joshua K. Cheboiwo Journal of Environment and Earth Science. Vol.7, No.2, 2017. Pg 12-17.
Natural resource management in East Africa has been centrally managed for a long period. However, recent
initiation of decentralized system has been erratic and it is only recently, it has been undertaken systematically
with supporting legislation and political will.
Joram K. Kagombe, Joshua K. Cheboiwo, Alfred Gichu, Collins Handa & Jane Wamboi Journal of Resources Development and Management. Vol.40, 2018.
Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) is a market driven tool to motivate upstream land owners to practices land
uses that enhance water quantity flows through compensation incentive packages supported by downstream
beneficiaries and partners.
Joram Kimenju Kagombe, Prof. James Kungu, Prof Daniel Mugendi & Joshua Kiplongei Cheboiwo Civil and Environmental Research. Vol.10, No.1, 2018
Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) has become a handy tool for promotion of sustainable watershed
management across the globe due its versatility and capacity to engage multiple stakeholders in the public and
George Muthike, Joseph Githiomi. International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 10, 2017, PP 45-52
Kenya forest sector is vibrant, undergoing a number of remarkable changes. It is estimated that the forestry sector
contributes approximately 3.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). ...
Machua,J., Jimu,L., Njuguna,J.,Wingfield, M. J., Mwenje, E. & Roux, J. 2016, Forest Pathology
Teratosphaeria stem canker is an important disease of Eucalyptus species in many parts of the world where these trees are intensively propagated in plantations. Symptoms similar to those of Teratosphaeria stem canker...
Francis Gachathi, Musingo T.E. Mbuvi, Linus Wekesa, Chemuku Wekesa & Nereoh Leley, KEFRI, 2016.
Kayas are remnant forest patches mainly found on the lowland hills along the Kenyan Coast that are considered sacred by the Mijikenda community...
Chemuku Wekesa, Nereoh Leley, Elias Maranga, Bernard Kirui, Gabriel Muturi, Musingo Mbuvi, Ben Chikamai, Open Journal of Forestry, 2016, 6, 142-161.
The structure and species composition of undisturbed natural forests serve as benchmarks for understanding forest carbon storage potential for reduced carbon emissions.
C. Wekesa, N. Leley, L. Ndalilo, A. Amur, S. Uchi and K. Swiderska , IIED 2016
The Smallholder Innovation for Resilience (SIFOR) project aims to strengthen biocultural innovation for
food security in the face of climate change in China, India, Kenya and Peru.
Cheboiwo, J., Mugabe, R., Mbinga, J., Mutiso, F. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol.5, No.6, 2015.p 72-85.
The study was aimed at bridging the knowledge gap by assessing the growth, yield potentials and financial returns of four indigenous species namely P. africana, X.gilletti, J. procera, and P. fulva....
Langat, D., Cheboiwo, J., Muchiri, M. African Journal of Agriculture and Utilisation of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development 1 (1): 38-45, January, 2015
Eucalyptus grandis are grown in most ecological zones and variety of soils in Kenya. Eucalyptus production is likely to increase due to rising demand for transmission poles and firewood...
Mbinga, J., Chagala-Odera, E. Octa Journal of Environmental Research Vol. 3(1): 094-099
The phenotypic variation in growth of ten 28-year-old Liquidambar styraciflua provenances was studied at two sites, Lugari and Kakamega in Western Kenya...
Mbuvi, M.T.E, Musyoki, J.K., Ayiemba, W.O., Gichuki, J.W. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
This study was conducted to provide socio-economic baseline information about the forest adjacent community members and other forest stakeholders who are the key blocks upon which the joint management strategies and programmes would be anchored...
Luvanda A., Musyoki J., Cheboiwo J., Wekesa, L and Ozawa M. (2015) KEFRIAbstract:
Melia market study as part of Extension is one of the four components of the Project on the Development of Drought Tolerant Trees species for the Drylands of Kenya, which is implemented by the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...
Omondi, S., Machua,J., Gicheru, J. and Hanaoka, S. (2015) Springer
Acacia tortilis is a drought tolerant multipurpose dryland tree species widely distributed in Africa and
Asia. Its overexploitation has caused its population decrease. A set of 11 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated...
Cheboiwo, J., Biloko, F., Abdalla, A., Kambuku, R. and Mutaganda, A. (2015) KEFRI
The global Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process has become an important tool in Africa, Asia and South America to control illegal timber trade with support from the European Union and other partners...
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