Location: Range Management ResearchTitle: The Land Potential Knowledge System: Application of earth observation data for sustainable land management Author
|Ndungu, L - Regional Centre For Mapping Resources For Development|
|Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff|
|Beh, Adam - New Mexico State University|
|Wahome, A - Regional Centre For Mapping Resources For Development|
|Sande, S - Regional Centre For Mapping Resources For Development|
Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/20/2016
Publication Date: 6/1/2016
Citation: Ndungu, L.W., Herrick, J.E., Beh, A., Wahome, A., Sande, S. 2016. The Land Potential Knowledge System: Application of earth observation data for sustainable land management [abstract]. Conference Proceedings: Adaptation to Climate Change through Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya; Toward Improving Rural Livelihoods, June 1-4, 2016, Naivasha, Kenya.
Technical Abstract: Africa is facing numerous challenges including a rapidly growing population, soil erosion, declining soil fertility and climate change. In the face of all these problems, the need to feed the growing population has led to expansion of land for agriculture and pasture production rather than increasing productivity. Available land must produce more food and pasture to meet the growing demand while conserving soil resources, reducing erosion risk, and improving the overall resilience of the land to produce and sustain current and future ecosystem services. Due to climate change, systems and phenologies are changing. With already stressed coping strategies, decision makers at management and policy levels together with local communities are often forced to make serious land use decisions with incomplete knowledge and information.