This study examined the integration of traditional environmental knowledge systems (TEKS) and modern environmental knowledge systems (MEKS) for improving the productivity of arable land and pastureland in Upper-Kitete Village, Karatu District, Tanzania. Structured interviews were conducted with 100 adults (50 males and 50 females) selected from areas of the village with different land uses. In-depth interviews were also conducted with 21 respondents, and five focus group discussions were held, each with seven participants. Participants were asked questions regarding their knowledge and use of traditional and modern farming and livestock keeping practices for improving productivity. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques were employed in collecting primary data. Data were also collected from secondary sources.
Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania This study assessed the contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District. Specifically, it assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM
Inequality is a renowned development challenge and understanding it, at the country level, is important for three reasons. The first reason comes from a philosophical argument. Philosophically, equality is an integral part of a just society and distributive justice is an aspect that is not only fundamentally egalitarian in nature but also is morally impartial.1 […]
This study assessed the targeting approaches used in social protection initiatives to improve the livelihoods of the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC). A cross-sectional study was carried out in Singida District and Singida municipality and relied on mixed methods in data collection and analysis.
Local Communities in the Uluguru Mountains Case Study This paper presents the results of research undertaken to assess the impacts of MF services on livelihoods and environmental conservation. The overall objective was to assess the effectiveness of different MF models in reducing income poverty and inducing the adoption of environmental conservation practices in local communities […]