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Measuring soil erosion rates in small conserved basins in central Tanzania

J. Ngana

Measuring soil erosion rates in small conserved basins in central Tanzania

towards monitoring of land conservation

by J. Ngana

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Published by Institute of Resource Assessmente, University of Dar es Salaam in [Dar es Salaam] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tanzania.
    • Subjects:
    • Soil erosion -- Tanzania

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJ.O. Ngana.
      SeriesResearch paper ;, no. 43, Research paper (Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam. Institute of Resource Assessment) ;, no. 43.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS625.T3 N525 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination14 leaves :
      Number of Pages14
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL146896M
      LC Control Number99894338

      Rates of soil formation in Zimbabwe are very slow (e.g. kgs/ha/year), whereas rates of soil erosion are very much greater; estimates for average soil losses on crop lands and grazing areas on commercial farms are 5 tonnes/ha/year and 3 tonnes/ha/year respectively; the equivalent average for communal lands are 50 and 75 tonnes/ha/year. prevention of soil erosion. Although there is general understanding of these processes and the range of remedial actions open to farmers, there is a continuing problem of erosion. Kenya is a case in point. SOIL EROSION IN KENYA The ongoing assessment of the fuelwood situation in Kenya suggests that, by the year , some 30 million metric tons of.

      Land degradation in Tanzania: perception from the village (English) Abstract. This study examines farmer observation, interpretations of change indicators, and responses made by farmers to land soil degradation. It also assesses the impact of farmer response on productivity and environmental sustainability. Local land users often. National awareness of soil erosion on hill country in New Zealand was polarised by storm events in the s and s, mostly in the Esk Valley, the Wanganui catchment, Marlborough and the Waipaoa basin. These and subsequent storms initiated soil erosion on a massive scale on the then recently developed pastoral hill country.

      Soil erosion occurs when soil is removed through the action of wind and water at a greater rate than it is formed SOIL The soil covering the surface of the earth has taken millions of years to form and we must learn to respect it. Soil is formed at a rate of only 1 cm every 2 Assessment and reporting on soil erosion Cover design: Rolf Kuchling, EEA Layout: Brandenborg a/s Legal notice The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the .


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Measuring soil erosion rates in small conserved basins in central Tanzania by J. Ngana Download PDF EPUB FB2

Regression of predicted soil erosion rates from WEPS (y = 0x + 0, R2 = 089) and RWEQ (y = 0x - 7, R2 = 090) predictions with field measurements of soil erosion rates. Abdulvahed Khaledi Darvishan, Vafa Homayounfar, Seyed Hamidreza Sadeghi, The impact of standard preparation practice on the runoff and soil erosion rates under laboratory conditions, Solid Earth, /se, 7, 5, (), ().Cited by:   Note that depleted grassland can include some indigenous grassland species.

Long-term soil erosion is the average mass of soil lost per square kilometre per year (tonnes/km2/year) over a period of approximately 10 years. It is extrapolated from long-term measurements of.

Main image: Soil erosion in Maasai heartlands in Tanzania Photograph: Carey Marks/Plymouth University Thu 4 May EDT Last modified on Thu 4 May EDT. Getting Carried Away: Measuring Soil Erosion.

Yet arable soil covers only a small fraction of the Earth's surface—about 10% (Levine,see Bibliography for an interesting web-based demonstration of this fact). see Bibliography). When rates of soil loss due to erosion exceed the slow rate of soil formation, this vital natural. Impact of Soil Conservation Measures on Erosion Control and Soil Quality INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY VIENNA ISBN –92–0––3 ISSN – IAEA-TECDOC n Imp ACT O f S OI l C O n SE rv A TIO n mEAS ur ES O n Er OSIO n C O n T r O l A n D S OI l Qu A l IT y Spine: 17,5 mm - pages.

SOIL CONSERVATION for developing countries by I. Constantinesco FOREWORD PART I - SOIL EROSION 1 INTRODUCTION 1 2 FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RATE OF EROSION 3 Normal and Accelerated Erosion 3 Nature of the Soil 3 Slope of the Land 5 14 Example of a small landslide and mudflow.

(Tanzania (9): Photo by A. Rapp, courtesy of File Size: 40KB. Assessing soil erosion Although soil erosion has been taking place very slowly in natural ecosystems throughout geologic time, its cumulative impacts on soil quality over billions of years has been significant.

Worldwide, erosion rates range from a low of –2 t/ha-yr on relatively flat land with grass and/or forest cover to rates. Rill erosion refers to the development of small, ephemeral concentrated flow paths which function as both sediment source and sediment delivery systems for erosion on hillslopes.

Generally, where water erosion rates on disturbed upland areas are greatest, rills are active. Flow depths in rills are typically of the order of a few centimeters (about an inch) or less and along-channel slopes may.

Soil Erosion Assessment in Kondoa Eroded Area in Tanzania using Universal Soil Loss Equation, Geographic Information Systems and Socioeconomic Approach. Probability plots of rates of soil erosion from agricultural fields under conventional (e.g., tillage) and conservation agriculture (e.g., terracing and no-till methods), with erosion rates from areas and plots under native vegetation, rates of soil production, and geologic rates of erosion (a composite distribution of the data for cratons, soil-mantled landscapes, and alpine areas in Fig.

1).Cited by: The Irangi Hills in Kondoa District, central Tanzania, are severely degraded by sheet, rill and gully erosion. Using recently developed optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating techniques, and a detailed study of the hillslope stratigraphy and soils, we have determined the sequence of events that gave rise to this highly degraded by: Soil erosion results in soil fertility decline mainly because the eroded surface soil is richer in plant nutrients and organic matter than the remaining subsoil.

Kaihura et al. () observed that on average 64 kg/ha maize and 34 kg/ha cowpea grain was lost per centimetre topsoil loss due to erosion in three agro-ecological zones of Tanzania.

Currently, 40% of soil in Africa is degraded. Degraded soil diminishes food production and leads to soil erosion, which in turn contributes to is particularly worrisome since, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, some 83% of sub-Saharan African people depend on the land for their livelihood, and food production in Africa will have to increase almost Author: Angela Thompsell.

The transformation of natural ecosystems to pasture lands has largely contributed to increased rates of soil erosion and the loss of soil nutrients and the top soil. Overstocking and overgrazing has led to reduced ground cover and break down of the soil particles, giving room for erosion and accelerating the erosive effects by wind and rain.

Farming has been the basis of New Zealand’s economy, and soil is the basis of farming. When soil erodes, it makes land less productive, and can lead to floods, slips and damage to infrastructure and property.

Methods for controlling erosion include planting trees, stabilising soil and. Rates of erosion and sediment yield in Africa TABLE 2 Annual soil erosion estimated for selected African drainage basins Basin Area Mean annual Estimated annual 9 3 (km x 10) suspended load soil erosion from (t x 10e) fields (t ha-1) Congo 65 3 Niger 5 Nile 8 FOR COMPARISON Kosi 62 Ganges Cited by: Soil structure Exercise - Soil structure analysis 30 32 Soil air Exercise - Finding out the amount of air in the soil 32 33 Organic matter and humus 34 Water and farming 35 The circulation of water Exercise -The circulation of water, and rainfall patterns 35 37 Infiltration of water Experiment – Comparison of water infiltration rates on.

ADVERTISEMENTS: This article throws light upon the top five engineering measures to help control soil erosion.

The engineering measures are: 1. Bunding 2. Terracing 3. Trenching 4. Basin-Listing 5. Sub soiling. Soil Erosion Conservation: Engineering Measures # 1. Bunding: Bund is an earthen embankment constructed to control runoff and minimizes soil erosion by reducing the [ ]. Introduction. Soil erosion and related degradation of land resources are highly significant spatio-temporal phenomena in many countries (Fistikoglu and Harmancioglu,Hoyos,Pandey et al., ).Soil erosion, generally associated with agricultural practices in tropical and semi-arid countries, leads to decline in soil fertility, brings on a series of negative impacts of Cited by:.

Description. This publication summarises the lessons learnt from a FAO/IAEA coordinated research project on the impact of soil conservation measures on erosion control and soil quality over a five-year period across a wide geographic area and range of environments.SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION IN TANZANIA -THE PROJECT tative information about soil erosion in Tan-zania as has been noted above.

Its justification can be found in part in the comments on re-search needs by the East African Royal Com-mission Report (, p. ): "In the relative absence of valid statistics, of.I hereby declare that the dissertation, SOIL EROSION, DEFORESTATION AND RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN THE CENTRAL RIFT VALLEY AREA OF ETHIOPIA: A CASE STUDY IN THE DENKU MICRO-WATERSHED OROMIA REGION, submitted for the Master’s degree in Human Ecology to the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.