Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Assessment of land use and cropland inventories for Africa
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.
2006 (English)In: CEEPA Discussion Papers, Vol. 22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For many African countries agriculture will remain an important engine for economic development for decades to come, and the livelihood of rural populations and the welfare of entire countries critically depend on agricultural productivity. At the same time, agricultural practices have enormous consequences for natural systems and threaten the natural resource endowment in many regions. Given the importance of agriculture for sustainable development in Africa it is paramount to develop baselines of land use to monitor and assess the natural and economic impacts of environmental change. This paper critically examines estimates of cropping patterns and cropland extent for Africa produced using various sources of remotely sensed data and compares them with non-spatial statistical inventories of cropland at the continental, regional and local scales. The analysis reveals substantial discrepancies across alternative sources of information about land cover in both the extent and location of croplands, and pinpoints shortcomings in currently available inventories of land cover and land use data derived from remote sensing. These inconsistencies have important implications for downstream analyses that use land use data and they highlight the need to strengthen technological and statistical capacity in the regions to provide the basis for

informed policy decisions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 22
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20418OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-20418DiVA: diva2:186944
Available from: 2008-01-02 Created: 2008-01-02 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

http://www.ceepa.co.za/docs/CDPNo22.pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hannerz, Fredrik
By organisation
Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 75 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf