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Isaac Rampedi   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Isaac Rampedi published an article in July 2018.
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Ayodeji Peter Ifegbesan

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Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria

Bambo Dubula

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Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Solomon Gebremariam Tesfamichael

2 shared publications

Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Urban Fish Farming in Jos, Nigeria: Contributions towards Employment Opportunities, Income Generation, and Poverty Allev... Solomon Zitta Wuyep, Isaac Tebogo Rampedi Published: 07 July 2018
Agriculture, doi: 10.3390/agriculture8070110
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In most urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa, the migration of people from rural to urban areas in search of better socio-economic conditions and improved livelihoods is contributing to increased unemployment levels, poverty and large scale urban deprivation. Given such poverty situations and the prevalence of people who survive on less than 2 USD per day, local populations in these areas are increasingly vulnerable to food insecurity as well as malnutrition. One way out of this poverty trap is practicing small scale agriculture both for subsistence and income-generating purposes. In this paper, the role of small scale fish farming as a livelihood strategy by urban farmers in the city of Jos has been investigated by means of a mixed-method research design. Thus, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected for analyses in order to understand the various dimensions of small scale fish farming amongst 50 respondents randomly selected in the city of Jos, Nigeria. The results have shown the spatial distribution of these farming practices, as well as the demographic attributes of these farmers. Small-scale fish farming is a viable source of food, generating local employment opportunities as well as much needed income in an environment of urban deprivation. Some of the income (above ₦20,000 or 55.56 USD) derived from this fish farming significantly alleviates poverty, as it exceeds the Nigerian national minimum wage of ₦18,000 (50.00 USD). Results also show that the lack of reliable water supplies and high production costs are some of the most constraining problems that militate against operational effectiveness and efficiency, along with poor marketing of their produce and lack of preservation facilities. The lack of access to credit facilities was also mentioned as one of the problems besetting this activity. From the perceptions of the respondents in this study, a number of negative environmental impacts associated with small scale fish farming have been highlighted. Given these results and the growth potential of this kind of farming in Jos, more integrated local development planning is recommended for addressing the infrastructural and resource needs of practicing farmers for achieving long term sustainability in small scale fish farming.
PREPRINT 0 Reads 0 Citations Community Resident’s Opinions and Perceptions on the Effectiveness of Waste Management and Recycling Potential in the Um... Isaac Tebogo Rampedi, Bonginkosi Robert Dlamini, Ayodeji Pet... Published: 25 July 2017
other, doi: 10.20944/preprints201707.0069.v1
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Whereas waste management research has focused on mostly urban municipalities in South Africa, not much is known about the current performance of waste management services from the perspective of community residents in rural municipalities. This study reports on the status and effectiveness of waste management practices from the perspective of community residents in the Umkhanyakude and Zululand Districts in the rural areas of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Making use of structured questionnaires, primary data was obtained by interviewing 333 respondents representing households in the study area. Results have revealed several shortfalls in the provision of municipal waste management services, except for solid waste removal from households (66%), and management of landfill sites (41%). The degree of dissatisfaction for waste management services rendered was very high (97.3%). Furthermore, the majority (61.4%) of respondents were not willing to participate in waste segregation due to lack of appropriate knowledge and infrastructure. The study also pinpointed some benefits associated with waste minimization, as well as barriers constraining effective waste recycling. Based on these findings, there is a dire need for transforming current waste management practices toward increased recycling rates by creating more environmental awareness and a supporting infrastructure.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Assessing the potential of remote sensing to discriminate invasive Seriphium plumosum from grass Bambo Dubula, Solomon Gebremariam Tefsamichael, Isaac Tebogo... Published: 13 September 2016
South African Journal of Geomatics, doi: 10.4314/sajg.v5i2.8
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The usefulness of remote sensing to discriminate Seriphium plumosum from grass using a field spectrometer data was investigated in this study. Analysis focused on wavelength regions that showed potential of discriminating S. plumosum from grass which were determined from global pair spectral comparison between S. plumosum and grass. Assessment of reflectance differences done at individual and plot levels using original spectra and spectra simulated based on bands of Landsat and SPOT 5 images. The simulations were done to investigate the possibility of extending field based information into airborne and spaceborne remote sensing techniques. Results showed reflectance spectra of S. plumosum and grass to be relatively comparable. Comparisons at all levels of analysis using original spectra did not show noteworthy reflectance difference in all regions used in the analysis. Similarly, simulated spectra did not show significant differences. The results therefore did not appear to encourage the potential of upscaling the application to airborne and spaceborne remote sensing techniques. There were, however, some shortcomings that made it difficult to draw conclusive remarks on whether the plant can be differentiated from grass. These included, firstly, not all species were in the same phenology. Secondly, spectral measurements were not necessarily taken in an ideal scenario of optimal sunny conditions. It is therefore advised that a similar study be carried out that will address the shortcomings of this study. Furthermore, studies on the biochemical composition of both S. plumosum and grass species are needed, since they explain spectral properties of plants.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Discrimination of Artemisia afra from surrounding land cover types using field spectroradiometer data Bambo Dubula, Solomon Gebremariam Tesfamichael, Isaac Tebogo... Published: 14 June 2016
International Journal of Image and Data Fusion, doi: 10.1080/19479832.2016.1196247
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Assessing the potential of remote sensing to discriminate invasive Asparagus laricinus from adjacent land cover types Bambo Dubula, Solomon Gebremariam Tesfamichael, Isaac Tebogo... Published: 16 March 2016
Cogent Geoscience, doi: 10.1080/23312041.2016.1154650
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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Traditional Beverages Derived from Wild Food Plant Species in the Vhembe District, Limpopo Province in South Africa Isaac T. Rampedi, Jana Olivier Published: 01 May 2013
Ecology of Food and Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/03670244.2012.706131
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