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Peer-reviewed Article
In Geocarto International
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ali P.
Yunus
Ali
Kharrazi
Operational monitoring of vegetation and its response to climate change involves the use of vegetation indices (VIs) in relation to relevant climatic data. This study analyses the temporal variations of vegetation indices in response to climatic data (temperature and precipitation) to better understand the phenological changes in the Wa-West and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Geocarto International
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Ali
Yunus
Ali
Kharrazi
Operational monitoring of vegetation and its response to climate change involves the use of vegetation indices (VIs) in relation to relevant climatic data. This study analyses the temporal variations of vegetation indices in response to climatic data (temperature and precipitation) to better understand the phenological changes in the Wa-West and...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Albert
Somanje
Geetha
Mohan
Julia
Lopes
Adelina
Mensah
Christopher
Gordon
Urban-rural linkages are an integral part of fostering development in both urban and rural communities. However, the focus on development tends to have an urban bias toward Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with an increase in urbanization. Ghana is one of the fastest urbanizing countries in SSA. This paper sought to identify the challenges of urban-rural...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Food Security
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Abubakari
Ahmed
Yaw
Boafo
Boubacar
Balde
Linda
Chinangwa
Graham
von Maltitz
Alexandros
Gasparatos
A number of industrial crops have been promoted in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to meet a range of policy objectives including economic growth, rural development, agricultural modernization and energy security. The food security impacts of industrial crop production have received extensive policy attention and have been widely discussed in the academic...
Book Chapter
In Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 5: Understanding the Multiple Values associated with Sustainable Use in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)
Author:
Estelle
Déja
Devon
Dublin
Yoji
Natori
Barachois is a term used to describe a historical seascape in Mauritius, composed of brackish water lagoons enclosed by stone walls traditionally used for fish farming under French rule before 1800. The description includes the patches of mangroves and coastal woodlands surrounding the lagoons. However, these areas are now mostly abandoned and have...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Mmasabata Dolly
Molekoa
Ram
Avtar
Huynh Vuong Thu
Minh
Tonni Agustiono
Kurniawan
Despite being a finite resource, both the quality and quantity of groundwater are under tremendous pressure due to rapid global changes, viz. population growth, land-use/land-cover changes (LULC), and climate change. The 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aims to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”...
Book Chapter
In Co-Designing Science in Africa: First steps in assessing the sustainability science approach on the ground
Author:
Yaw
Boafo
Rodolfo
Lam
Denabo
Juju
Chapter 2 presents a general overview of the academic landscape of sustainability science research in Africa and summarizes the challenges and knowledge gaps for sustainable development in Africa. The chapter sets out to examine the current trends and patterns of sustainability research and how they can contribute to addressing sustainable...
Book Chapter
In Co-Designing Science in Africa: First steps in assessing the sustainability science approach on the ground
Author:
Carlos
Aguirre-Bastos
Juliana
Chaves-Chaparro
This chapter introduces sustainability science and its approaches (1.1), identifies key challenges for the sustainability science approach (1.2), and describes UNESCO’s contribution to sustainability science (1.3). Within the sustainability science principles and framework, this book addresses some of the questions and challenges posed above...
Issue Brief
Author:
The GEF-Satoyama Project has been working to realize society in harmony with nature by mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in production landscapes and seascapes. This issue brief is a compilation of lessons learned on biodiversity in production landscapes and seascapes from ten demonstration projects from around the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Stefanos
Georganos
Tais
Grippa
Moritz
Lennert
Eléonore
Wolff
To classify Very-High-Resolution (VHR) imagery, Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) is the most popular method used to produce high quality Land-Use/Land-Cover maps. A crucial step in GEOBIA is the appropriate parametrization of the segmentation algorithm prior to the classification. However, little effort has been made to automatically...