SJIF(2020): 5.702

International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications

High Quality Publications & World Wide Indexing!

Land Use/Land Change Dynamics Of Katsina State, Nigeria.

Volume 3 - Issue 8, August 2019 Edition
[Download Full Paper]

Idris S, Mahmood M.M, James G.K, Olojo O.O, Isah A.A, Mustapha S.
Change dynamics, Desertification, Environment,Land use.
The land use and land cover mapping and change dynamics study using satellite remote sensing and GIS techniques has helped in understanding the different forms of changes in our environment and the effect of the changes on the land cover/land use pattern. The aim of this study is to access the quantitative understanding of the land use/land change dynamics in Katsina state from 2006 to 2016. Two satellite images; Nigeria Sat-1 acquired in 2006 and LandSat-8 acquired in 2016 were used for the study. Point samples were taken during fieldwork in Katsina state to help in classification and accuracy assessment. The satellite images were classified into six classes: water body, shrubs/farmland, vegetation, settlement, rock outcrop and bare surface. Land change modeler in Idrisi Selva was used for the change detection analysis to compare the change in Land classes during the period of review for the study. The change matrix result shows loss and gains by different land cover classes and relationship between different classes. As observed during field investigation and analysis, the frontline local government areas, such as Baure, Zango, Mai’adua, Mashi, Kaita, Jibia, Daura and Safana have suffered from deforestation and land degradation, which has resulted in desert encroachment. Climatic and social economic factors are the main drivers of the observed changes. Proper monitoring of the land use will help monitor land degradation which leads to desertification and help in proper planning, usage and management of natural resources that support human life and ecosystem stability.
[1] Abdulkadir I. Funtua., Hassan Musa., Ahmad Babayo., Analysis of Land use/Land cover changes in Jibia local government area Katsina State, Nigeria.

[2] Adam Alqali., 2015. A Study of violence related deaths in Baure, Ingawa, Kurfi, Mani, and Matazu local government areas of Katsina Stage (2006-2014). IFRA- Nigeria epaers series, 2015.

[3] Ayeni A.O., Aintuyi M.A., Akindele-Igbeoyi M.A., Wunude E.O., Land use/Land cover dynamics and future implications on environmental resources in Epe, Nigeria.

[4] Blessing LimwakatGakkuk., (2015). An Assessment of the incidence of Desertification in the Northern Parts of Katsina State, A post graduate thesis.

[5] Dewan, M A., Yamaguchi, Y., 2009. Using remote sensing and GIS to detect and monitor land use and land cover change in Dhaka Metropolitan

[6] Eshetu Yirsaw., Wei Wu., Xiaoping Shi., HabtamuTemesgen., Belew Bekele., 2017. Landuse/Land Cover Change Modeling and the Prediction of Subsequent Changes in Ecosystem Service Values in a Coastal Area of China, the Su-Xi-Chang Region. www.mdppi.com/journal/sustainability,sustainability 2017, 9, 1204.

[7] Feddema, J.J and Freire, S. (2005): Soil degradation, global warming and climate impacts. Climate Research, Vol. 17. pp 209-216.

[8] Ganasri B.P, Dwaraish G.S, 2015: Study of landuse/land cover dynamics through classification alogathrims for Harangi catchment area, Karnataka state India, International conference on water resources, coastal and ocean Engineering 4 (2015) 1413-1420.

[9] Gumageri, Nagaraj, Kumar K.N, Mohan DwarakishG,S.2011: Land use and land cover changes around the river mouths of Mangalore, west coast of India, International journal of Earth sciences and Engineering 4, 346-350.

[10] Harrie‐Jan Hendricks Franssen. "The impact ofclimate change on groundwater resources",International Journal of Climate Change Strategies andManagement, 2009.

[11] James G.K, Jega I.M, Olojo O.O, Oyewumi A.S, Salami V.T, Adedeji O.I, Idris S “Geospatial Assessment of Climatic Variability and Aridity in Katsina State, Nigeria” Imternational Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology Vol 3, pp. 615-625, Issue-12, December 2018.

[12] Lawal Abdulrashid., 2017. The Influence of Rainfall Variability in Land Degradation Problems in Northern Katsina State, Nigeria, International Journal of innovative Environmental Studies Research 5(3):1-16, July-Sept.,2017.

[13] Muhammed Nuraddeen Danjuma., Umar Saminu Daura., 2014. Towards Sustainable Mitigation of Environmental Degradation in Nigeria. Journal of Environment and Earth Science Vol. 4, No 21.

[14] Mohammed Ngozi Thelma., 2015. Desertification in northern Nigeria: Causes and implications for national food security, Peak Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Vol. 3 (2), pp. 22-31, March, 2015.

[14] Ogungbile, A.O., R. Tabo and N. Van Duivenbooden 1999. Multi Characterization of production system to prioritize Research and Development in the Sudan Savanna Zone of Nigeria, Information Bulletin No. 56, International Crop Research Institute for the semi-arid tropics(ICRISAT), Patancheruandhna Pradesh, India.

[15] Sheikh Danjuma Abubakar., Nathaniel BayodeEniolorunda., 2016. Effect of Desertification on Some Selected Soil Properties in a Semi-Arid Part of North-western Nigeria. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 2016, 4, 111-123.

[16] Sudhir Singh, Chander Singh, SaumitraMukherjee. "Impact of land-use and land-coverchange on groundwater quality in the Lower Shiwalik hills: aremote sensing and GIS based approach", Open Geosciences, 2010.

[17] Yadav, Yogendra & Chhetri, Bir &Rayamajhi, Santosh & Tiwari, Krishna & Kumar Sitaula, Bishal. (2019). Dynamics of Land use Land Cover Change and Mapping of Tree Outside Forest (TOF) in Terai, Nepal Int J Environ Sci Nat Res.