Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home Water and Africa Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Challenging desertification in West Africa: insights from Landsat into carrying capacity, cultivation, and settlement sites in Upper Volta and Niger
Author:Reining, PriscillaISNI
Series:Papers in international studies, Africa series (ISSN 0078-9100)
City of publisher:Athens
Publisher:Ohio University, Center for International Studies
Geographic terms:Burkina Faso
remote sensing
land use
agricultural land
Abstract:The study was conducted in 1973 in support of the Grain Stabilization Program of the United States Agency for International Development. The study itself was designed to yield estimates of the numbers of people that could be supported by the land resources of two villages in Niger and one in Upper Volta. More specifically, the work was a first attempt to use imagery from the Earth Resources Technology Satellite 1 (ERTS 1 now Landsat 1) in making such estimates for countries of the Sahelian zone.