Community resource mapping and visioning in Hurri hills and Shurr landscapes

Last update on March 30, 2017.

Community resource mapping  and visioning in Hurri hills and Shurr landscapes

A community best understands its resources, the specific locations and seasonal variations of grazing resources. It is with this knowledge that the GeoScience Lab in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), planned and executed a community-based resource mapping exercise for Hurri hills and Shurr landscapes in Marsabit County. Historically, both landscapes were ...

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Working with nature: tropical forest regrowth and its potential for mitigating climate change

Last update on March 30, 2017.

Working with nature: tropical
forest regrowth and its potential for mitigating climate change

The Bonn challenge aims to restore 350 million hectares of
degraded land by 2030 of which currently almost 100 million hectares has been
committed through various initiatives. Restoration is a global priority; not
only to restore the productivity of degraded and unproductive ...

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ICRAF GeoScience Lab launches new Android App - Africa Tree Finder

Last update on Nov. 23, 2015.

ICRAF GeoScience Lab launches new Android App - Africa Tree Finder

ICRAF Geoscience Lab in partnership with IUCN with funding by DFID have developed a semi offline android [app](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.icraf.gsl.iucn.treespecieslocator "Africa Tree Finder"), that can be used by extension officers, foresters, ecologist and farmers to help identify suitable tree species for their surrounding. The ...

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Restoring land for and with Kenyan pastoralists

Last update on July 24, 2015.

Restoring land for and with Kenyan pastoralists

Read the ICRAF blog here:
http://blog.worldagroforestry.org/index.php/2015/07/08/restoring-land-for-kenyan-pastoralists/

R seminar series #10

Last update on April 30, 2015.

String operations in R

Efficiently checking and/or changing strings in complex data sets is often very time consuming, but R has a rich set of functions for managing strings (e.g. sentences or paragraphs). We will focus on the stringr library in this sessions, introducing a few key functions. You will need:

library(stringr ...

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R seminar series: Seminar 9

Last update on April 8, 2015.

If you remember, Tor introduced "dplyr" package back in seminar 7. This week, Anthony Ndungu (Research Method Group) continued with "dplyr" and some examples. You can see his presentation below  

Source code for 9th seminar is shown below.


#Antony Ndungu, RMG
#R Seminar
#Using ddply
#......................................................................
setwd("/Users/Antony/Documents/Antony/RMG stuffs/RTraining_ICRAF/Data/")
 
############################################
# library ...

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R seminar series: Seminar 8

Last update on March 27, 2015.

We have conducted 8 R Brown-bag seminars till now. This week we decided to revisit some of the examples shown in previous seminars, participants were asked to write code in RStudio and show results (code writing practice session).  

See the presentation of seminar 8 below  


Data used in this seminar is available here and source ...

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The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF)

Last update on March 27, 2015.

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF)





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Key facts

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) was developed as a response to a lack of methods for systematic landscape-level assessment of soil and ecosystem health. The methodology is designed to provide a biophysical ...

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R seminar series - part 7

Last update on March 19, 2015.

ggplot2 and dplyr

The seventh R brownbag seminar was by Dr. Tor G. Vagen (Senior Scientist, ICRAF) who continued from the previous week and demonstrated more advanced use of ggplot2. The dplyr package, which will be the topic of several future seminars was also introduced.


# Tor-G Vågen
# R brownbag seminar march 19th, 2015
 
# For those ...

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R seminar series - part 6

Last update on March 12, 2015.

Sixth seminar of "R brown-bag seminars" was held in ICRAF today.  Leigh Winowiecki (PhD, Soil Scientist, CIAT) presented  "Introduction to ggplot"  topic. Presentation of today's seminar is available here.

Data used in this seminar is available here and source code from seminar 6 is shown below:


#Leigh Winowiecki
#ICRAF Training March 12, 2015
#load ...

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