Baseline Survey Report: Case study of Uluguru and Usambara mountains (Bigwa, Tangeni, Peko Misegese, Mashewa and Misalai villages)

Madulu, Ruth; Chalamila, Betty (2004). Baseline Survey Report: Case study of Uluguru and Usambara mountains (Bigwa, Tangeni, Peko Misegese, Mashewa and Misalai villages) (Unpublished) Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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Agriculture is the back borne of the economy of Tanzania and its main objective is to ensure food security and eradication of rural poverty through the promotion of production systems, technologies and practices that are environmental sound (Tanzania National Environmental Policy, 1999). However, this has not been achieved due to rapid land degradation, which has consequently lead to massive soil loss, decline in crop yields, disruption of water resources and the destruction of the natural resources in general. This report highlights the extent to which agricultural related activities like agronomic and cultural practices such as use of fire for preparation of farms and cutting of trees to meet villagers’ needs have devastating effect on the quality of the environment. Besides these observed difficulties this paper argued that as the survival, well being and future of the Uluguru and Usambara people it is essential to provide continuous training to farmers, so that they know how best to continue farming and harvesting forest products on a sustainable basis without causing much harm to the environment. Most of all this paper recommends the introduction of Ngolo cultivation technology on steep slopes of Usambara and Uluguru mountains in order to enhance the conservation of the environment.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Publisher:

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2015 10:43

Last Modified:

10 Nov 2015 10:43

Additional Information:

CDE-Publikation, ESAPP Projekt (Leitung: Albrecht Ehrensperger)

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.72695

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72695

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