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Land degradation in gold mining communities of Ijesaland

Keywords Mining • land degradation • Socio-economic benefits • Ijesaland • Nigeria Introduction Mining as part of human activities on land is an expanding industry that can provide sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits to communities and regions where it is taking place. The general importance of mining sector has been

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Land degradation in gold mining communities of Ijesaland

This paper identified 37 mining sites in ten gold mining communities of Ijesaland, Nigeria; examined the forms, levels and extent of land degradation resulted from mining activities; analyzed

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Nigeria Final report of the Land Degradation Neutrality

Land degradation is a serious environmental problem across the ecological zones of Nigeria. Population increase, unemployment, unsustainable agricultural practices, mining and quarrying, infrastructure, transportation and energy are the drivers of the degradation.

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Illegal gold mining, land degradationand food security in

Keywords: Land degradation, Food security, Mining, Gold, Environmental degradation . Introduction. Nigeria faces huge food security challenges. About 70 percent of the population lives on less than N 100 (US$ 0.70) per day, suffering hunger and poverty. Despite its reputation as petroleum resource-

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Chinese nationals causing serious land degradation in

WATER CRISES has hit Bindura town yet again, with the Chinese nationals being accused of practising alluvial mining at Mazowe river there by causing serious land degradation. Mazowe river which is the source of water for the Provincial capital and parts of Mazowe district had clogged which prompted the city father's to then seek the services of

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Nigeria among countries with high deforestation rate

Jul 08, 2019· The lecture was tittled, ‘Managing land degradation in Nigeria; the challenges, action and remediation.’ According to Dahiru, 24 billion tons of fertile soil are lost every year globally

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

example, large-scale mining of tin and associated mine-rals in the Jos Plateau has resulted in a high degree of degradation of arable land, vegetation and landscape, as well as other environmental problems. Other localities affected by large-scale environmental damage are the

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Degradation Of Northen Nigeria Due To Mining Activities

Mining And Land Degradation In Nigeria. environmental degradation o solid minerals mining in nigeria. 2016120&ensp&enspThe exponential rise in the number of smallscale mining activities in Nigeria in Increasing realization of the potentials of the solid minerals mining sector in that qualify the severity of environmental problems resulting from

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Soil Nutrient Mining in Africa Report Final

nutrient mining and land degradation in the Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Congo, Sudan, and parts of Uganda. Most soils are fragile and low in plant nutrients. The nutrient recycling mechanisms that sustain soil fertility are insufficient to support increased production without fertilizers. Land is being degraded,

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Environmental effect of mineral exploitation in Nigeria

example, large-scale mining of tin and associated mine-rals in the Jos Plateau has resulted in a high degree of degradation of arable land, vegetation and landscape, as well as other environmental problems. Other localities affected by large-scale environmental damage are the

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Degradation Of Northen Nigeria Due To Mining Activities

Land Degradation And Conservation. Properties and Potentials of Soils of Liman Katagum Bauchi State, Nigeria International Journal of2. Causes of Land Degradation 1. Mining activities.In states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa deforestation due to mining have caused severe land degradation. Read more

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Land degradation in gold mining communities of Ijesaland

Abstract. This paper identified 37 mining sites in ten gold mining communities of Ijesaland, Nigeria; examined the forms, levels and extent of land degradation resulted from mining activities; analyzed spatial pattern of land use and finally assessed the effects of mining on livelihood of the people.

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Illegal gold mining, land degradation and food security in

Illegal gold mining and land degradation can affect food production negatively. This study examines the impacts of illegal/surface gold mining and land degradation on food security in Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria. Data for this study were collected from both primary and secondary sources.

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Environmental impact assessment, land degradation and

Natural and anthropogenic processes and products of mining affect quality of life in highly mineralised areas, such as the derelict Enyigba-Abakaliki agriculture-oriented lead–zinc mining area, which has degradation of land and groundwater resources. This study establishes that Nigeria and other developing nations should maximise the benefits and mitigate the negative impacts of adverse

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Degradation Of Northen Nigeria Due To Mining Activities

Mining And Land Degradation In Nigeria. environmental degradation o solid minerals mining in nigeria. 2016120&ensp&enspThe exponential rise in the number of smallscale mining activities in Nigeria in Increasing realization of the potentials of the solid minerals mining sector in that qualify the severity of environmental problems resulting from

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Assessing Environmental Impacts of Inland Sand Mining in

The heavy toll of mining on the environment comes with the declines in forest land area in Bukuru, Plateau state where forest area of 420.52 km 2 in 1975 fell to 399.56 km 2 by 1986.

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA

Desertification is the degradation of terrestrial eco-systems through human activities. It result in a lower crop production potential, a reduction in the land capacity to support livestock, increased environmental deterioration as a result of water and wind erosion and usually a reduction in the

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Soil Nutrient Mining in Africa Report Final

nutrient mining and land degradation in the Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Congo, Sudan, and parts of Uganda. Most soils are fragile and low in plant nutrients. The nutrient recycling mechanisms that sustain soil fertility are insufficient to support increased production without fertilizers. Land is being degraded,

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LAND DEGRADATION DUE TO MINING AND ITS REMEDIAL

Land Degradation due to Mining in India and its Mitigation Measures Dr H. B. Sahu Department of Mining Engineering National Institute of Technology Rourkela 769 008, India [email protected] Er. S. Dash State Pollution Control Board Orissa Bhubaneswar 751 012, India

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Land degradation in Northern Nigeria: The impacts and

LAND DEGRADATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA According to the WRI (1992) and Barbier (1999), land degradation and conversion in Africa is mostly caused by agricultural activities. Land uses such as tree felling for fuel-wood and timber production, crop and pastoral land expansion and agricultural intensification have been

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(PDF) Desertification in northern Nigeria: Causes and

In conflicts go on in Nigeria, some with large scale killing Yobe state for instance, it was indicated that productive and property destruction. land mass occupied by dunes have increased from 25,000 hectares to more than 30,000 hectares (Haruna and Bukar, 2010) with a negative impact on food and Security threat livestock production.

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pwc/ng Advisory Outlook

Mining and Steel Sector in Nigeria Advisory Outlook An instance will be the land use act and the mining act 2007, which requires that the title to the land resides with the State degradation has been rife. The fixation on extraction and exporting of raw minerals and

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Chapter 4: Land Degradation IPCC

Final Government Distribution Chapter 4: IPCC SRCCL Subject to Copy-editing 4-5 Total pages: 186 1 habitats, and infrastructure through increased rates of land degradation (high confidence) and from 2 new degradation patterns (low evidence, high agreement). {4.1.6, 4.2.1, 4.7} 3 Land degradation is a driver of climate change through emission of greenhouse gases and

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