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Invasion of Prosopis Juliflora and Local Livelihoods: Case Study from the Lake Baringo Area of Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Mwangi, Esther en_US
dc.contributor.author Swallow, Brent M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:15:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:15:02Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-09 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4277
dc.description.abstract "This paper presents an assessment of the livelihood effects, costs of control, and local perceptions of the invasive tree, Prosopis juliflora, on rural residents in the Lake Baringo area of Kenya. Global concern about deforestation caused by fuelwood shortages, prompted introduction of Prosopis juliflora to the Lake Baringo area in the early 1980s. Prosopis juliflora is in IUCN's new list of 100 world's worst invasive alien species. The Prosopis juliflora invasion in the study area has recently attracted national attention and contradictory responses from responsible agencies. Unlike some other parts of the world where it has been introduced, Prosopis juliflora potential benefits have not been captured and few people in the Lake Baringo area realize net benefits from the widespread presence of the tree. Strong local support for eradication and replacement appears to be well justified. Sustainable utilization may require considerable investment in the development of new commercial enterprises." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ICRAF Working Paper, no. 3 en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject trees en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject invasive species en_US
dc.title Invasion of Prosopis Juliflora and Local Livelihoods: Case Study from the Lake Baringo Area of Kenya en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries World of Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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