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Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana

Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah

Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana

a study of the Upper West Region

by Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah

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Published by Avebury in Aldershot, Brookfield, USA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana.
    • Subjects:
    • Environmental degradation -- Ghana.,
    • Desertification -- Ghana.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-208).

      StatementKwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah.
      SeriesAvebury studies in green research
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGE160.G4 N75 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 208 p. :
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1208085M
      ISBN 101856285456
      LC Control Number94203369

        Desertification is defined as an extreme type of land degradation, particularly occurring in drylands where poor land management and significant pressure on land resources create unfertile or non-productive land. Land affected by desertification cannot sustain agricultural activities and is linked to the loss of biodiversity. Ghana, renowned for its tropical forests and cocoa farms, is already seeing this scenario play out. Approximately 35 percent of the west African country’s land is under threat of desertification especially in the north where land degradation and climate change have exacerbated poverty.

        Desertification, a phenomenon referring to land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions as a result of climatic variations and human activities, is considered as one of the most severe environmental and socio-economic problems of recent times. The principal aim of this study was to explore the impacts of desertification, degradation and drought on both the natural resources. Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water, and soil, the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife.(Wikipedia) When the environment becomes less valuable or damaged, environmental degradation is said to occur. There are many forms of environmental degradation.

      This chapter examines the links between poverty and land degradation, with a special focus on marginal dryland areas, particularly in Africa. Traditional views on the links between poverty and the environment, or the ‘poverty-environment nexus’, locate the causes of desertification and land degradation in human activity, driven in. desertification has contributed to the increasing poverty of the people and the gradual but irreversible degradation of the ecosystem. Ghana has been greatly concerned about the expansion of desert conditions in most parts of the country. She has been working with the .


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Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana by Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah Download PDF EPUB FB2

Environmental Degradation and Desertification in Ghana: A Study of the Upper West Region (Avebury Studies in Green Research) Hardcover – February 1, by Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah (Author)Cited by: 9.

Editorial Description This work examines the important factors which affect the environment and accelerate desertification in the fragile savannah ecosystems in the Upper West region of Ghana. Get this from Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana book library. Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana: a study of the Upper West Region.

[Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah]. Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana: a study of the Upper West region. Author(s): Nsiah Gyabaah, K. Author Affiliation: Bureau of Integrated Rural Development, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, by: 6.

JOAN M. KENWORTHY; Environmental degradation and desertification in Ghana: a study of the Upper Western Region, African Affairs, Vol Issue1 JanuarCited by: 1. Environmental Degradation and Desertificationin Ghana pg 27). At the United Nations Conference on Environment andDevelopments (Earth Summit, ) desertification was defined as “landdegradation in arid, semi-arid and dry semi-humid areas, resulting from variousfactors, including climate variations and human activities”(“Desertification,” Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential(S.

Environmental Degradation In And Around Arid Lands. Desertification. DOI link for Desertification. Desertification book. Environmental Degradation In And Around Arid Lands.

By Michael H. Glantz. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 4 March Pub. location Boca Raton. Climate Change Furthers Desertification in Northern Africa’s Golden Coast. by Francis Npong, Ghana. in 2 Celsius Network. The kind of ecological calamity that sent Ethiopia and Sunden’s Darfur from relative food sovereignty to food scarcity is here with us in Ghana, as Sahara Desert has continued to turn the Northern part of Ghana into wasteland and marches violently and unstoppably.

These tenets were embedded in Ghana’s first Environmental Policy enacted in This Policy was based on a broad vision founded on and directed by respect for all relevant principles and themes of environment and sustainable development. Since then, it has become obvious that environment degradation is not only a function of.

Many factors contribute to failed environmental sustainability. Governments look to achieve a positive environmental sustainability record but people and the economy are given first priority.

These factors are: population growth, food security, overconsumption, economic growth, environmental degradation, and climate change. About this book Desertification offers a comprehensive overview of the subject and clearly emphasizes the link between local and global desertification processes and how past and current policy has affected arid environments and their populations.

This text adequately applies the research undertaken during the last 15 years on the topic. Ghana, a developing country, is facing so many environmental challenges despite the policies put in place by the various institutions to help curb this problem. Some of these challenges are lack of proper waste management, deforestation, pollution, land or soil degradation, desertification and resource depletion among others.

This was in reaction to a host of environmental problems that had arisen from the exploitation of Ghana’s abundant natural resources to meet socio-economic needs. The major problems included. Environmental Degradation and Desertification in Ghana pg 27).

At the United Nations Conference on Environment and Developments (Earth Summit, ) desertification was defined as "land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry semi-humid areas, resulting from various factors, including climate variations and human activities" ("Desertification," Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human.

Desertification affects 70 per cent of all arable lands on the planet in more than countries. Inextricably linked to poverty, it is estimated that the livelihood of million people are directly affected while another billion living in rural drylands are threatened by this phenomenon.

This volume examines the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) signed in /5(2). Environmental Degradation and Desertification in Ghana: A Study of the Upper West Region Nsiah-Gyabaah, Kwasi Published by Published by Avebury, Aldershot, Hampshire First Edition.

Environmental Degradation and Desertification in Ghana: A Study of the Upper West Region (Avebury Studies in Green Research). I - Combating Desertification and Drought in Africa - Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) COMBATING DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT IN AFRICA Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh School of Administration, University of Ghana, Ghana Keywords: desertification, drought, human activities, land degradation, biodiversity.

Contents 1. problems include deforestation, desertification, and soil degradation, water scarcity, decline in biodiversity and marine resources and marine pollution. These problems are due to poor agricultural practices, urbanization, debt problems and inadequate environmental policies.

Before the Stockholm Conference, Ghana dealt with environmental problems on ad-hoc basis, which was very limited in scope. A.S. Goudie, in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Desertification, the spread of desertlike conditions as a result of a combination of climatic fluctuations and human impacts, is a form of land degradation that occurs in and around the world's erable debate surrounds the speed, nature, and causes of desertification, but it undoubtedly has a series of health implications.

Xinjiang is to ensure proper action i n case of any environmental degradation or any harm to Under the anti-desertification environmental litigation system, ‘any person’ is liable for the.Ghana had 35% of its land under threat of desertification especially Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions since the s and s and recently in the eastern region of the country.

Land degradation in Northern Ghana has rendered large tracts of croplands which were once fertile currently unproductive as such contributing to depleting.Over the last half century, the combined effects of population growth, land degradation (deforestation, continuous cropping and overgrazing), reduced and erratic rainfall, lack of coherent environmental policies and misplaced development priorities, have contributed to transform a large proportion of the Sahel into barren land, resulting in the.