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Impact of tsetse control on land use in the semi-arid zone of Zimbabwe. Phase 2: Analysis of land use change by remote sensing imagery (NRI Bulletin 70)

Impact of tsetse control on land use in the semi-arid zone of Zimbabwe. Phase 2: Analysis of land use change by remote sensing imagery (NRI Bulletin 70)

Pender, J., Mills, A.P. and Rosenberg, L.J. (1997) Impact of tsetse control on land use in the semi-arid zone of Zimbabwe. Phase 2: Analysis of land use change by remote sensing imagery (NRI Bulletin 70). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

Tsetse control is carried out to facilitate the expansion of livestock-based production systems in areas cleared of the threat of bovine trypanosomiasis. There is a growing awareness of the need for tsetse control to be considered an integral component of rural development and of the importance of monitoring and evaluating both the causes and consequences of potential land-use changes as a prerequisite for planning control operations. As part of an international programme to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic effects of tsetse control in southern Africa, changes in land cover over a 20-year period are being assessed in an area of Zimbabwe with a long and varied history of tetse control and agricultural development. The study area, adjacent to Lake Kariba, covers approximately 8300 km2 and comprises Reserved, Communal and State Lands. The first phase of the study established the baseline land-use and vegetation patterns, using satellite imagery. In Phase 2, changes in land cover, particularly human-dominated land use (HDLU), are examined from 1972 to 1993, using four Landsat TM and five MSS images, integrated with other datasets in ARC/INFO GIS.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: [1] ISBN: 0 85954 469-9 [2] Acknowledgements (funding): This publication is an output from a project funded by the UK Overseas Development Administration (ODA) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the ODA. [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, RTICP, Harare; Mr Shereni, TTCB, Harare; Mr Allsopp, NRI; Dr Timberlake, Forestry Department, Bulawayo; Dr Warnes, RTICP, Harare; Dr R D Taylor, WWF, Harare; Mr Cummings, WWF, Harare; Mrs M Chasi, Agritex, Harare; staff of the Chizarira National Park. Special thanks are extended to R. Drummond, K. I. Mujinga and W. Manyanga for their help, support and enthusiasm during the field work and to M. Rothery (NRI), who produced the figures for this 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
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
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Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 16:31
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11096

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