Natural Resources & Climate Change (20)
Papers preferred under this subtheme would be those discussing research outputs, innovations or transformative actions that Enhance Natural Resource-use Efficiency and Conservation to build Resilience; Management of Natural Resources and Tourism; Environmental Sustainability and Green Development; Disasters and Natural Hazards; Natural Resource Use Conflict Management; Climate Change and Variability and Energy Solutions and Innovations in Waste Management.
Towards Identification of Alternative Feeds for Mariculture; Preliminary Evaluation of Polychaete Based Giant Tiger Prawn MealWritten by C. M. Kihia1*, A. Muthumbi 2, J. Munguti 3, B. M. Muli4, S. T. Ombati4 and E. Kanyeki4
Aquaculture development in Kenya and elsewhere, is frequently hampered by lack of suitable, affordable and sustainable feed sources. This is especially so for mariculture, where cultured organisms are commonly at higher trophic levels, requiring protein and lipiddense formulations.
Over 8 million households in Kenya rely on wood and 1.3 million on charcoal while only 3% own electric cooking appliances. The impact of solid biomass fuel for cooking on households around the world is increasingly evident. Kenya is one of the most vulnerable countries and acutely experiencing the manifestations of the problem
Indigenous Marine Biohazard Knowledge and their Management among Intertidal Seascape Users along the Kenyan Indian Ocean CoastWritten by C. M. Kihia1*, E. K. Mbaru2, J. N. Macai3, P. Chaka1 and D. Kajuju1
The serene, biodiverse and stunning Indian Ocean seascapes are widely appreciated, but inherent dangers, remain largely ignored or the stuff of folklore and fiction. A cross-sectional survey of dangerous marine organism knowledge and management among typical seascape users along the Kenyan coast, was undertaken among fishing communities at the North and South coast. Demographics, coupled with knowledge and management of marine biohazards, were obtained from over 112 respondents (fishers, gleaners, boatmen, beach boys) in March 2019
The Role of Sykes Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis) in Natural Forest Regeneration in Gede, Coastal Dry Forest of KenyaWritten by N. Leley1*, R. Chira2, G. Wahungu3 and C. Wekesa4
Primates are known to maintain forest plant population and regeneration through seed dispersal. They swallow and defecate and or spit large quantities of viable seeds away from the parent plant. This study was conducted in Gede Ruins forest, a coastal dry forest of Kenya to establish the contribution of Sykes monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis in maintenance of community structure and species composition through seed dispersal.
Can Pastoral Communities Offer Sustainable Ecological Management Solutions? The Case of Mwanda-Marungu Pastoral Commons in Taita Hills, KenyaWritten by D. M. Mwamidi¹ and P. Dominguez²
There has been increased interest over the last decades on community based management of natural resources (CBMNR) and their relation to environmental sustainability. Insufficient studies dedicated in Kenya to understand pastoral communities’ management is striking, considering the importance of communal management for pastoralism and of pastoralism in Kenya.
The Influence of Language as Medium of Teaching -learning on Learners’ Academic Achievement: A case of Nile Basin Primary School (NBPS) in Goma Town, Democratic Republic of CongoWritten by Athanase Habimana Mvukiyehe*
The paper investigated the influence of languages (national and official) on learner’s academic achievement as recommended by the new framework law of education n° 14/004 of 11thFebruary,2014.A population of 187 learners from six forms of Nile Basin Primary School (NBPS), were involved in the study, where a test in language subjects (French and Kiswahili),