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An assessment of fire regimes on different vegetation types using MODIS burned area products.
Cost-efficient satellite data has been widely used to map the spatial and temporal distribution of fires in resource scarce regions such as southern Africa. However, the accuracy of such data is often unknown, which ...
An investigation of scientific and indigenous weather forecasting for improved decision-making by farmers.
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The dynamics of urban water service delivery capacity and the implications for household food security in Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Water is a resource on which all human activities, in both rural and urban environments, are anchored. Due to limited social security in developing countries and associated challenges, water is relied upon directly, and ...
Memory, nostalgia and reality: a socio-historical perspective of the Grey Street complex.
Urban restructuring has become a challenge experienced in every region, modifying both the fabric and forms of cities, and is driven by political and economic forces. Major consequences include socio-spatial, cultural, and ...
Rural livelihoods and adaptation to climate variability and change in Chadereka Ward 1 in Muzarabani rural district, Zimbabwe.
Climate variability and change has become a major concern locally and globally that has negative impacts on the sustainability of livelihoods as well as socio-economic and environmental well-being. There is also widespread ...
Informing reforestation practices : quantifying live forest above ground biomass of a randomly mixed natural forest plantation using GIS and remote sensing models.
Restoration of natural forests is viewed as one of the effective and viable approaches for mitigating and adapting to climate change. However, maximising the carbon capture and storage of naturally mixed forest plantations ...
The use of periphyton and macro-invertebrates and their susceptibility to changes in river flow characteristics and nutrient composition as an indicator of river health.
Freshwater systems are a valuable resource under increasing threat due to pollution from activities such as agriculture, industry, mining and domestic use which can pose a risk to human and animal health and may lead to ...
Assessing the condition of unpaved rural road networks and the associated impacts on the livelihoods of rural communities : a case study of four rural communities in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Unpaved road networks, also referred to as gravel or unsealed roads, form an integral function in terms of sustaining the well-being of rural livelihoods, particularly in remote rural areas. The socioeconomic spinoffs of ...
The impact of a change in climate on small-scale farmers : case studies of the Khokhwane, Sizanenjana and Richmond communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
A large percentage of land use in South Africa is used for agricultural purposes, as this sector serves as the economic backbone of the country. A change in climate is likely to result in an increase in the frequency and ...