Assesment of Land-Use Activitities and their Contribution to Land Degradation in Oroba Water Catchment, Nandi/Kisum Counties, Kenya

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2014
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Onyango, O. P.
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Owenga Peter Onyango
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Land is a vital economic resource in Kenya and elsewhere. Therefore, its degradation and decline in productivity affects the overall development of the country. Globally and in Kenya land degradation is a major environmental and socio-economic problem and it is anchored in the United Nations convention to combat Desertification, convention on Biodiversity; the Kyoto Protocol on Global climate Change adopted in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan and the Millennium development Goals (UNCED, 1992, UNEP, 2007). Kenya is a signatory to this convention which reflects the country's commitment to addressing the impact of man's activity on the environment. There is pressing need for an up -to-date, quantitative and reproducible assessment to support policy development for food and water security, environmental integrity, international aid programs and national strategies for economic development and resource conservation.
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