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Impact of tsetse control on land use in the semi-arid zone of Zimbabwe. Phase 1: Classification of land use by remote sensing imagery (NRI Bulletin 66)

Impact of tsetse control on land use in the semi-arid zone of Zimbabwe. Phase 1: Classification of land use by remote sensing imagery (NRI Bulletin 66)

Pender, J. and Rosenberg, J. (1995) Impact of tsetse control on land use in the semi-arid zone of Zimbabwe. Phase 1: Classification of land use by remote sensing imagery (NRI Bulletin 66). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

In areas of Africa affected by trypanosomiasis, tsetse control is a major component of rural development activities. lt is undertaken to facilitate human settlement and agricultural change through the expansion of livestock-based production systems in areas cleared of tsetse. Its impacts need to be assessed within the context of sustainable land-use planning. As part of an international programme of work to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic impacts of tsetse control in southern Africa, its effects on land use and vegetation change over a 20-year period are being assessed using satellite imagery. The study area covers approximately 8500 km2 south of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, and Phase 1 of the research programme used Landsat TM imagery and aerial photography to define baseline vegetation and land-use classes.

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Additional Information: [1] ISBN: 0-85954-430-3 [2] Acknowledgements (funding): The authors acknowledge the support provided by funding from the Natural Resources Division of the UK Overseas Development Administration, through the Livestock Production Programme Project R5204. [3] The authors wish to thank the following people for their help, encouragement and assistance in this phase of the project: Mr Chadenga, TTCB, Harare; Mr Lovemore, RTTCP, Harare; Mr Mandizvidza, RTTCP, Harare; Mr Shereni, TTCB, Harare; Mr Allsopp, NRI; DrTimberlake, Forestry Department, Bulawayo; Dr Warnes, RTTCP, Harare; Or R. D. Taylor, WWF, Harare; Mr Cumtnings, WWF, Ha rare; Dr Heath, University of Zimbabwe; Mrs M. Chasi, Agritex, Harare; staff of the Chizarira National Park. Special thanks are extended to A. Mills (NRI) for his work on interpreting imagery and aerial photographs for the Chizarira Plateau and for his help in identifying the effect of geology in varying vegetation responses on the image, to R. Drummond for identification of plant material, to K.l. Mujinga and W. Manyanga (TTCB) for their help, support and enthusiasm during the fieldwork and to M. Rothery (NRI), who produced the figures and maps for th is report. Topographic and geological maps in this report are reproduced with the kind permission of the Surveyor General of Zimbabwe and the Geological Survey of Zimbabwe, with whom the copyright is reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: tsetse, tsetse control, land use, semi-arid, Zimbabwe, remote sensing imagery, rural development, agricultural development
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 16:41
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11092

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