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Title: The effects of population pressure on the agricultural lands; of Thika area Thika district
Authors: Lawrence, Njuguna Kanyiri
Keywords: Population pressure
Agricultural lands
Thika district
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Abstract: An investigation of the effects of population pressure on the agricultural lands was conducted in Thika area Thika district. The variables considered include; causes of population growth, effects of population growth on agricultural lands and solutions for the effects of population growth on agricultural lands. In order to investigate the above variables, a general survey research design was used. Data collection tools include; interview schedule, observation checklist, literature review and questionnaire. The study also revealed effects of population growth on agricultural lands affects agricultural production, people’s standard of living, water quality, health of people and food security. The researcher established what has been done to protect the environment. They include; better methods of farming, educating the members of community, irrigation practices and enforcement of laws on agricultural lands. The study came up with recommendations to the effects of population growth on agricultural lands. The major ones include; environmental education, public awareness and sensitization, promotion of agro- forestry and use of organic manure.
Description: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment for the award of degree in bachelor of science in environmental management of Kampala international university.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/6782
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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