Soil erosion and sedimentation in semi-arid Tanzania : studies of environmental change and ecological imbalance

Upphovsperson: Christiansson, Carl
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1981
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Soil erosion, Sedimentation, Environment, Ecology, Population, Land use, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Research on soil erosion and related problems was carried out within the scope of the DUSER project in Ugogo in semi-arid central Tanzania in the years 1968-74. The present thesis describes and analyses factors of importance for the initiation and acceleration of soil erosion and discusses the geomorphological effects of erosion processes in the semi-arid environment.

Peasant response to price incentives in Tanzania : a theoretical and empirical investigation

Upphovsperson: Eriksson, Gun
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1993
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Agricultural prices, Agricultural production, Price policy, Supply management, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The peasants in the third world was for a long time assumed to be the opposite to the "economic man". The peasants, so the argument went, were irrational and their behaviour was determined by traditions, not by economic incentives. Some important contributions to economic theory have questioned this assumption. Now the issue is not whether peasants respond to economic incentives, but how. This study is a survey of the theoretical and empirical examination of peasants response to price incentives in Tanzania.

Diversification and accumulation in rural Tanzania : anthropological perspectives on village economics

Upphovsperson: Seppälä, Pekka
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1998
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Rural development, Informal sector, Agriculture, Labour, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This study extends the analysis of local complexity to the sphere of the division of labour. The main argument is that the rural producers tend to diversify into multiple sources of income, and generate innovative strategies of straddling between these incomes sources. The main part of this volume consists of the ethnographic analysis of a case study conducted in Lindi district. It is a thought-provoking and theoretically challenging work which reveals how cultural issues penetrate economic practices and modify the outcome of any economic interventions.

Mining and structural adjustment : studies on Zimbabwe and Tanzania

Upphovspersoner: Chachage, Chachage Seithy L. | Ericsson, Magnus | Gibbon, Peter
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1993
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Economic policy, Mining, Industrial investment, Gold mines, Legislation, Structural adjustment, Economic conditions, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The mining sector has played an historically central role in the economy of Africa, but large-scale investment in it declined after 1970. Structural adjustment and the dismantling of apartheid opens up the possibility of a revival of such investment, but also raises questions about the terms on which it will take place and the fate of local small-scale mining industries. These two studies examine tensions between large- and small-scale mining in Tanzania, and the emergence of new forms of relation between international mining houses and the national state in Zimbabwe.

Culture and development : the popular theatre approach in Africa

Upphovsperson: Mlama, Penina Muhando
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1991
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Africa, Theatre, Community development, Social participation, History, Post war, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
"The Popular Theatre movement in Africa is a response to a history that has undermined people's genuine participation in the development process." With these words Penina Mlama opens the exciting survey in this book of different attempts at creating a truly Popular Theatre in the third World in general, and in Africa in particular. The author who is a writer and academic in Tanzania draws heavily on her own involvement in this cultural-political movement.

Farm implements for small-scale farmers in Tanzania

Upphovspersoner: Mothander, Björn | Kjærby, Finn | Havnevik, Kjell
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1989
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Farming, Agriculture, Agricultural equipment, Modernization, Small farms, New technology, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This insightful book deals with major issues related to hand- and ox-drawn farm implements for different farming systems and ecological areas in Tanzania. The study is concerned about ways and means to assist and improve critical activities of peasant farming in Tanzania.

Tanzania : crisis and struggle for survival

Medarbetare: Boesen, Jannik | Havnevik, Kjell | Koponen, Juhani | Odgaard, Rie
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1986
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Population growth, Agricultural sector, Rural women, Water management, Health services, Industrial sector, Small-scale industry, Energy crisis, Soil erosion, Soil conservation, Tea, Grain, Livestock, Pastoralism, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This is one of the first comprehensive books on the crisis of the Tanzanian economy and society during the 1980s, including the manifestations of the problems and the responses to them at different levels. It frankly examines the long-term causes of the crisis and endeavours to map ways ahead.