https://ijrdo.org/index.php/ar/issue/feed IJRDO - Journal of Agriculture and Research (ISSN: 2455-7668) 2019-07-04T02:50:10+00:00 Naeem Akhtar editor@ijrdo.org Open Journal Systems <p>The scope of IJRDO Journal of Agriculture &amp; Research not limited to the following subject areas: Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant pathology, Plant Science, Fertilizers and pesticides, Genetic Engineering &amp; plant breeding, Animal scienceVeterinary Science, Aquaculture/Fisheries, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural machinery, Post Harvest and Quality, Agricultural development, Agricultural Economics, Rural development, Sustainable Agriculture, Organic agriculture, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Rainwater harvesting and crop water management, Crop Genetics &amp; Breeding, Tillage &amp; Cultivation Agricultural products – Raw Materials, Foods, Fibers, Fuels, Irrigation, Soil &amp; Fertilization.<br><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong> <span style="color: #fcbd0f; text-shadow: #666666 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 2.448</span></strong></span></p> https://ijrdo.org/index.php/ar/article/view/2935 ESTIMATION DE LA BIOMASSE AERIENNE DES FORETS DE TRANSITION DE LA RESERVE FORESTIERE DE YOKO, RD CONGO : Importance de l’allométrie hauteur-diamètre 2019-07-02T08:08:16+00:00 BENGWELA MONGOLU Thierry thierrymongolu@gmail.com BOYEMBA BOSELA Faustin thierrymongolu@gmail.com <p>Evaluate the above-ground biomass stocks in the forests of the central basin Congolese is a priority in the context of the implementation of the policy of mitigation of climate change and the mechanism. To this end it is essential to have equations allometric estimating biomass stocks contained in the rainforests. The objective of this study is to study the relationship of allometric between height and diameter of the trees of the forests of transition of the forest of Yoko reserve and its implications for estimates of the aerial biomass across the plot permanent monitoring of the forest dynamics of the South block.</p> <p>Data 2237 trees of floristic inventory in 5 ha on 9 ha of this plot were used to determine the structural parameters and pull the first five important species by the calculation of the value index importance of species.</p> <p>The results showed that the allometry of height-diameter differs between species and the inclusion of the total height in the equations allometric for estimating ground biomass compared to the only use of the diameter, allows to significantly improve accuracy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-07-02T07:33:56+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Agriculture and Research (ISSN: 2455-7668) https://ijrdo.org/index.php/ar/article/view/2936 RESSOURCES FORESTIÈRES, NOUVEL ENJEU DES CONFLITS EN RÉPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO ? Regard sur la Réserve de Faune à Okapis 2019-07-02T08:08:18+00:00 Edocin PONEA TEKPIBELE MASUDI tekpibele@googlemail.com <p>The Reserve of Fauna to Okapis (RFO), a protected Area (AP) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears like an epicentre of the violence in that country. During last decade, new dynamics constructed around this reserve raised the veil on a line of fracture between actors, revealing the divergence of their interests.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>From then on, this region became the rotating plate of a criminal economy whose perpetuation seems to contribute to the prosperity of the protagonists that, at the same time, maintain some incestuous alliances in a sort of a" military commercialism".&nbsp;</p> <p>This article examines the dynamism of the conflicts around the RFO and the stakes of their actors. It tempts, otherwise, to clear up the incestuous role of some actors that encourages the prosperity of a criminal economy of which they pull the dividends. This note is, finally, accompanied by the suggestions, in manner of track of solution to allow the state to control efficiently this violence and to sit its authority for a long time around this reserve.&nbsp;</p> 2019-07-02T08:06:11+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Agriculture and Research (ISSN: 2455-7668) https://ijrdo.org/index.php/ar/article/view/2788 Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Land Suitability and Land Use Planning, Kadawedduwa Watershed, Nilwala River Basin, Sri Lanka 2019-07-04T02:50:10+00:00 H.G.U. Keerthirathna keerthirathna@cmb.edu M.J. Stimers mstimers@cloud.edu S.K. Lenagala lenagala@cmb.edu <p>The aim of this study is to determine physical land suitability for agriculture, residential and industrial land uses using by Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and GIS approaches and to compare present land use versus potential land use. Presently, many development projects and decision makers face problems in land use planning and management, including allocation of limited unutilized land among various stakeholders, and lack of sufficient environmental policies for sustainable use. Degradation of these areas has caused increasing concern among managers, and revealed the importance of land suitability analysis. A broad range of criteria is required for performing effective land suitability selection, and MCDA is an appropriate method to handle such heterogeneous criteria. This research examines a relatively new method of multi-criteria evaluation by using a spatial analytical hierarchy method for determining the most suitable land uses for the Nilwala River Basin, Kadawedduwa Watershed, in southern Sri Lanka.&nbsp;</p> 2019-07-04T02:43:29+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 IJRDO - Journal of Agriculture and Research (ISSN: 2455-7668)