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Land use change detection of small scale sugarcane : a case study of Umbumbulu, South Africa
The aim of this study was to detect spatio-temporal changes in sugarcane land use using satellite imagery for 1991–2006 in Umbumbulu, South Africa. This change detection study will enable quantification of change and the ...
Balancing water for food and environment : hydrological determinants across scales in the Thukela River Basin.
In this study, geophysical measurements (Electrical Resistivity Tomography-ERT) and remote sensing techniques were applied in the Thukela river basin at various scales to complement the classical hydrometeorological ...
Biological control of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari : tetranychidae).
The two-spotted spider mite (TSM), Tetranychus urticae Koch, is an important pest of many greenhouse and field crops worldwide. The development of resistance in TSM populations to chemical acaricides, allied with public ...
Institutional and governance factors influencing the performance of selected smallholder agricultural cooperatives in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
This dissertation investigates the impact of institutional and governance factors on the performance of 10 selected smallholder agricultural cooperatives (case studies) in KwaZulu- Natal (KZN). All the selected cooperatives ...
A study of bruchid resistance and its inheritance in Malawian dry bean germplasm.
Dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is economically and nutritionally an important legume, not only in Malawi, but in many parts of Africa and Latin America. Unfortunately, two bruchid species (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say, ...
Responses of maize (Zea mays L.) landraces to water stress compared with commercial hybrids.
Local maize landraces have evolved over hundreds of years of natural and farmer selection under varying conditions. These landraces may have developed tolerance to abiotic stresses such as water deficits during this cycle ...
Experiences of a hidden population : life stories of refugees wihtin Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
Refugees, as forced migrants, have suffered displacement under conditions not of their own choosing, rather from a lack of choice, finding themselves in new settings, new places and new hardships. When refugees abandon ...
The environmental and health status of the Mngeni estuary in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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"Putting food on my table and clothes on my back" : street trading as a food and livelihood security coping strategy in Raisethorpe, Pietermaritzburg.
It is widely accepted that street trading is a survivalist activity that yields low profits. Few, if any, studies investigate how much profit is earned; intra-household allocation; and contribution of this income towards ...