Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa by M.a. SalihLocal Environmental Change and Society in Africa by M.a. Salih

Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa

byM.a. Salih

Paperback | November 8, 2012

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The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a network of social scientists in the sub-region established in 1980. Its main objectives are to encourage and promote interest; to engage in collaborative research; to facilitate scholarly exchange of ideas and publication between individuals and institutions engaged in the study and research in the social sciences. OSSREA also aims to promote the training of social scientists from the sub-region in the study of and research in the social sciences and to encourage establishment of institutions dedicated to this goal. In pursuance of and consistent with its objectives, OSSREA established a fund to provide research grants and training fellowships to social scientists from the sub-region. Every year OSSREA offers, on a competitive basis, two limited types of research grants: the first on topics related to the social sciences in general and the second on gender issues in particular. The grants assist the social scientists to conduct field research in an eastern or southern African country, society, institutions, sector, or problem area. The objectives of the social science competition are intended to encourage and promote upcoming scholars from the sub-region to conduct research in the social, economic, political or other problems. Moreover, it aims to strengthen and raise the capacity of faculty members and students in field research, and promote the subsequent availability of research fmdings for teaching as well as to inform individuals and institutions.
Title:Local Environmental Change and Society in AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:225 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.17 inPublished:November 8, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401038783

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Table of Contents

Preface; A.G.M. Ahmed. Map. List of Tables. 1. Introduction: Elements of Local Environmental Change and Society; M.A.M. Salih. 2. Human Health and Irrigation Development in Kenya; S.W. Mwangi. 3. Choice and Use of Rural Water Supply Systems: Environmental and Socio-Cultural Dimension; W. Nyaoro. 4. Technology Change and Gender: Irrigated Agriculture and Peasant Women in Eastern Uganda; Z. Gariyo. 5. Agricultural Land Management for Sustainable Production, Swaziland; P.S. Maro. 6. Price and Market Liberalisation Effect on Household Food Security: A Gender Sensitive Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Uganda; H. Manyire. 7. Structural Adjustment, Energy Crisis and Environment: A Comparative Gender Study of Rural and Urban Households; F. Peter. 8. Air Pollution in Addis Ababa: The Predicament of `Chile Sefer'; E. Aberra. 9. Climate Change and Local Vulnerability; M.A.M. Salih. Notes on Contributors. Index.