Land Use and Land Covers Change Detection of Mareka District (1995 up to 2015) of Dawuro Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Authors(1) :-Shanko Mamo Getahun

Land use and land cover (LULC) change is one of the challenges which strongly influence the process of agricultural development in the study area. Change in land use can negatively affect the potential use of an area and ultimately lead to soil and vegetation degradation that have an impact for loss of agricultural productivity. Land use land cover change analysis was conducted in Mareka district, Southwest Ethiopia between 1995 to 2015. In this study to detect the change image was taken from two different years as reference 1995 and 2015. The land cover change detection was done by using remote sensing and Arc GIS technology. As the result of analysis indicated, the vegetation or forest cover of the Mareka district was minimized from year to year about 33.85 Km2 and due to increment of cultivation practice. Therefore, it is good to strongly introduce modern farming system that allows farmers to get more agricultural products from small farming land plot in study district.

Authors and Affiliations

Shanko Mamo Getahun
Wildlife and ecotourism management, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Change detection, GIS technology, Land use land cover, Mareka district

  1. Prof. Bunruamkaew, K. and Murayama, Y., 2011. Site suitability evaluation for ecotourism using GIS & AHP: A case study of SuratThani province, Thailand. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 21:269-278.
  2. Chang, N.B., Parvathinathan, G. and Breeden, J.B., 2008. Combining GIS with fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making for landfill siting in a fast-growing urban region. Journal of environmental management, 87(1):139-153.
  3. Eslami, A. and Roshani, M., 2009.The selection of suitable sites for tourist settlement by GIS with emphasis ecotourism in Southern part of Caspian Sea.Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(21):3894-3899.
  4. Houghton, R.A. 1994, The worldwide extent of land-use change. Bioscience 44: 305-313.
  5. Hurni, H. 1990, Degradation and conservation of the soil resources in the Ethiopian highlandsIn: African Mountains and Highlands: Problems andPerspectives pp. 51-64,
  6. James R. Anderson 2001. A Land Use and Land Cover Classification System; For Use with Remote Sensor Data
  7. KahsayBerhe 2004. Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia: The Case of Yerer Mountain and Its Surroundings.
  8. Kates, R.andV.Haarman. 1992. Where the poor live: are the assumptions correct? Environment 34: 4–11, 25–28
  9. Mather, J.R. and Sdasyuk, G.V. 1991. Global change: geographical approaches. University of Arizona Press: Tucson.
  10. Penner, J.E. 1994, Atmospheric chemistry and air quality In Changes in Land use and land cover: A global perspective pp. 175–210. Edited by W.B. Meyer and B.L. Turner Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  11. Turner II, B.L.W.B. Meyer and D.L. Skole 1994 Global Land-Use/Land-Cover Change: Towards an Integrated Program of Study. Ambio 23 (1): 91-95.
  12. Williams, M. 1994. Forests and tree cover. In Changes in Land Use and Land Cover: A Global Perspective. pp. 97–124. Edited by W.B. Meyer and B.L. Turner Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 26-31
Manuscript Number : IJSRCE18244
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-6667

Cite This Article :

Shanko Mamo Getahun, "Land Use and Land Covers Change Detection of Mareka District (1995 up to 2015) of Dawuro Zone, Southern Ethiopia", International Journal of Scientific Research in Civil Engineering (IJSRCE), ISSN : 2456-6667, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.26-31, November-December.2018
URL : http://ijsrce.com/IJSRCE18244

Article Preview

Contact Us

  • Address : 3 & 4, Sterling Plaza, Indira Circle, 150 Feet Ring Road, Rajkot-360005, Gujarat, India