The trends in the expansion of cultivation in Borana Rangeland
Authors: Michael Elias, Uwe Richter
This paper presents the results of the study undertaken in assessing the trends in the expansion of crop cultivation using GIS. The results shows, cultivated land increased by 12.49%, barren land 1.60%. Grassland, woodland and bush land decreased by -2%, -1.18% and -10.04%, respectively. There is a link between expansion of cultivation and loss of grazingland in the rangelands of Eastern Africa. Quantifying the socio-economic trade-offs of practicing cultivation in the rangelands is needed.