Fire Regime Characterisation and Mapping in the Niassa National Reserve: Preliminary Results

Niassa National Reserve (NNR) located in northern Mozambique is the largest conservation area in the country. It is subjected to fires every year due to agricultural and forestry activities. This study aims to map and characterise the fire regime in the Niassa National Reserve during 2000 to 2012 in order to contribute towards establishing an effective fire management programme. Preliminary results show that the Central, North and Northwest of the Niassa National Reserve are burnt more frequently than other areas in the reserve
La Réserve Nationale de Niassa (NNR) située dans le nord du Mozambique est le plus grand domaine de conservation dans le pays. Il est soumis à des incendies chaque année suite aux activités agricoles et forestières. Cette étude vise à cartographier et à caractériser le régime des incendies dans la Réserve Nationale de Niassa au cours de la période allant de 2000 à 2012 afin de contribuer à l’établissement d’un programme efficace de gestion des incendies. Les résultats préliminaires montrent que les parties du Centre, du Nord et du Nord-Ouest de la Réserve Nationale de Niassa sont incendiées plus fréquemment que le reste de la réserve.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Enhancing Natural Resource Management