Search for dissertations about: "fuelwood"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word fuelwood.

  1. 1. Essays on Gender Issues, Food Security, and Technology Adoption in East Africa

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Simon Wagura Ndiritu; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Agricultural technology adoption; bivariate probit model; children; climate change adaptation; Complementarity; discrimination; drinking water; environmental goods collection; exogenous switching treatment regression; food security; fuelwood; gender issues; Kenya; multivariate Probit; post-harvest loss abatement; preservation methods; risk perception; schooling; storage technologies; Tanzania; water quality; water treatment.;

    Abstract : Abstract in Undetermined This thesis consists of five self-contained papers: Paper 1: Are there systematic gender differences in the adoption of joint sustainable intensification practices? Evidence from Kenya This paper uses household- and plot-level data to test whether there are systematic gender differences in the adoption of joint sustainable intensification practices in Kenya. Using a multivariate probit model, we find that gender differences in the adoption of some technologies do exist. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sustainable policy for energy, land and natural resources

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborgs universitet

    Author : James MacGregor; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental economics; natural resources; energy; climate; microcredit; sustainability; cost-benefit analysis; poverty; agriculture;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four papers which are related to critical natural resource issues from a developing and emerging country perspective. All four papers demonstrate the importance of financial incentives in driving behaviour and investments. READ MORE

  3. 3. Agroforestry systems with trees for biomass production in western Kenya

    University dissertation from ; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Hans Sjögren; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Low agricultural production and a decline in fuelwood resources are serious constraints for subsistence smallholder farmers in western Kenya in the sub-Saharan African region. Furthermore, low soil fertility and general environmental degradation has contributed to the build-up of the parasitic weed Striga hermonthica. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Energy Demand and Household Energy Choice

    University dissertation from ; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Amin Karimu; Runar Brännlund; Jonas Nordström; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Choice Probability; derivatives; energy policy; gasoline demand; propensity score; tax simulation; unobserved trend; nationalekonomi; Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained papers related to energydemand and household cooking energy.Paper [I] examine the impact of price, income and non-economicfactors on gasoline demand using a structural time series model. READ MORE

  5. 5. Plant ecological studies related to restoration of a degraded ecosystem in central Tanzania

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Shadrack Eliapenda; Ingvar Backéus; Karin Bengtsson; [2000]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Developmental biology; Conservation; land degradation; population growth rate; population structure; regeneration; Utvecklingsbiologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Developmental biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Utvecklingsbiologi; Ecological Botany; Ekologisk botanik;

    Abstract : Kondoa Irangi area is among the most degraded ecosystems in Central Tanzania as a result of heavygrazing, fire, collection of fuelwood and improper cultivation practices. The restoration process of thisdegraded ecosystem through natural regeneration is slowed by the semi-arid climate of the area combinedwith poor soil nutrient status. READ MORE