CETRAD Digital Repository: Recent submissions

  • Huber, Martin; Opondo, Chrisostom J. (Laikipia Research Programme LRP, Nanyuki, Kenya and Group for Development and Environment Institute of Geography, University of Berne, Switzerland, 1995-04-30)
    Since Kenya's Independence in 1963, former large-scale ranches of white settlers in Laikipia District have been bought up and subdivided into smaller units. In schemes organised through the government under the million ...
  • Kiteme, Dr. Boniface (Centre for Training and integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD), 2020-05-08)
    This report presents an innovative and participatory approach to identifying hotspots of water scarcity and conflicts, exemplified by the Ewaso Ng’iro North Basin in Kenya. Hotspots are areas within the Basin that show ...
  • Rist, Prof. Dr. Stephan; Jacobi, Dr. Johanna (Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern Hallerstrasse 10, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland www.cde.unibe.ch, 2016-05-01)
    This report provides a detailed outline of the content of the Food Sustainability Assessment Framework (FoodSAF) and the specific indicators to be used. It presents an ex ante rationale and structure for the FoodSAF, ...
  • Bessa, Dr. Adriana (Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern Mittelstrasse 43, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland www.cde.unibe.ch, 2019-06-01)
    Food systems are processes and activities carried out for the satisfaction of the food needs of a certain population. They involve networks of stakeholders, including farmers, companies, financial institutions, public ...
  • Mutiga, Jeniffer, Kinoti; Su, Prof.Dr.Z; Woldai, Dr.Tsehaie (Twente University, 2011-06-01)
    In-Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), about 95 of agriculture is mainly rain-fed, which means that the majority of the population depends on rain-fed agriculture for their survival. in many countries of SSA growth of the agricultural ...
  • Ulrich, Anne; Speranza b, Chinwe Ifejikac; Roden a, Paul; Kiteme, Dr. Boniface; Wiesmann, Prof.Dr Urs; Nüsser a, Marcus (Elsevier Ltd., 2012-01-01)
    The rural population of semi-arid lands in Kenya face multiple challenges that result from population growth, poor markets, land use and climatic changes. In particular, subsistence oriented farmers face various risks and ...
  • Ulrich, Ann; Nüsser, Prof.Dr.Marcus; Kiteme, Dr. Boniface (Institute of Geography, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg, 2011-02-01)
    This study was conducted in the context of a research project on «Semi-arid Areas in Transition: Livelihood Security, Socio-ecological Variability and the Role of Development Interventions in East Africa» under the project ...
  • Njuguna, Evanson C.; Stuiver, Ing. H.J.; Heitkonig, Dr.Ir. I.M.A.; Leeuw, Dr. J. de; De Jong, Prof. Dr. S.M. (WU) (2000-02-01)
    Habitat fragmentation has been identified as one of the main cause of wildlife population decline and even extinction. To mitigate the problem, the development of migration corridor routes has been recommended for maintaining ...
  • Treschel, Lilian; Wiesmann, Prof.Dr Urs; Kiteme, Dr. Boniface (2012-05-01)
    The purpose of this paper is to have a closer look at the accessibility to intentionally selected consumer products. By carrying out a study with the focus on stakeholders at the end of the supply chain, the availability, ...
  • Ouko, Caroline Achieng; Mulwa, Richard; Kibugi, Robert; Owuor, Margaret A.; Zaehringer, Julie G.; Oguge, Nicholas O. (MDPI AG, 2018-11-05)
    Identifying and characterizing ecosystem services (ES) has been shown to have an important role in sustainable natural resource management. However, understanding communities’ perspectives is critical in determining ...
  • Ouko, Caroline Achieng; Mulwa, Richard; Kibugi, Robert; P.R. Thorn, Jessica; Oguge, Nicholas (ELSEVIER B.V., 2019-10-03)
    Place-based scenario planning can systematically explore and anticipate future uncertainties regarding interactions between human and the environment. However, to date, few studies explicitly link scenarios at different ...
  • ISABELLE, P.; GETE, Z.; BONIFACE, K.; AMARE, B.; MWANGI, J. (Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP) Mittelstrasse 43, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland www.cde.unibe.ch publications@cde.unibe.ch, 2019-03-08)
    Water and water-related environmental services constitute one of the most pressing global development issues of the 21st century. Closely related to water availability and quality are land use change and environmental ...
  • Vilela, Thaís; Bruner, Aaron (http://www.conservation-strategy.org, 2017-02-15)
    Construction of the proposed Isiolo Dam in the Ewaso Ng’iro River has been identified by Kenya’s National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation as necessary to improve local livelihood by providing water for domestic ...
  • Lanari, Nora (Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), 2014-10-20)
    Like other countries in East Africa, Kenya faces seasonal water shortages that make it important to use and distribute water in an optimal way. One of Kenya’s biggest water users is its growing commercial horticulture ...
  • Kläy A, Adam Y. 2015. L4S: multi-stakeholder cooperation. In: Ehrensperger A, Ott C, Wiesmann U, editors. Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme: Highlights from 15 Years of Joint Action for Sustainable Development. Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP), pp. 131–134. http://doi.org/10.7892/boris.72023. (Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, with Bern Open Publishing (BOP), 2015-12-01)
    ESAPP was a research implementation programme that sought to advance sustainable development through joint action and co-production of knowledge in the context of local and regional initiatives. It promoted sustainable ...
  • Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development, Nanyuki (Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD), 2017)
  • Loon, A. Van; Lasage, R.; Mathijssen, H.; Droogers, P. (Future Water, 2007-01)
    Improved water management is highly required as water related disasters are on the rise. Population growth and climate change are likely to exacerbate those problems in the future and the number of people affected, total ...
  • Mathuva, Joseph M. (LAIKIPIA RESEARCH PROGRAMME, 2001-10)
    The Drought Monitoring Project (DMP) Mwingi has been undertaken within the confines of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Laikipia Research Programme and GTZ /IFSP-E Mwingi. The two institutions have run this joint ...
  • Vilela, Thais; Bruner, Aaron (2017-02)
    Construction of the proposed Isiolo Dam in the Ewaso Ng’iro River has been identified by Kenya’s National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation as necessary to improve local livelihood b ...
  • Njuguna, Evanson C. (Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL Development (CETRAD), 2016)