Settlement policy

Policy implications on environment : the case of villagisation in Tanzania

Upphovsperson: Kikula, Idris S.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1997
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Resettlement, Government policy, Land use, Environmental effects, Agricultural productivity, Vegetation, Soil erosion, Settlement policy, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Traditional methods of land management through rapid change in the name of "development" has led to land degradation. Resettlement during villagisation increased the human and livestock population. The concentration of this increased population into nucleated settlements and the rigid so-called "land-use plans" meant a complete disruption of traditional land management system. This study points towards the need for educational and awareness programmes to go along with policies which have environmental implications.