Sokoine University of Agriculture

Climate change, gender roles and perceived biting risk from tsetse flies: A case of communities neighboring Ikorongo and Grumeti game reserves in Serengeti district, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Kigoda, K. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-09T17:28:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-09T17:28:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1573
dc.description A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE. MOROGORO, TANZANIA. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was conducted in Mbilikiri and Motukeri villages which are in the proximity of Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves in Serengeti District. A cross-sectional household survey and tsetse field survey were conducted between March and April 2016. A simple random sampling method was used to obtain 108 respondents and 2448 tsetse flies were collected. Data from the household respondents were collected using a structured questionnaire, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test. The findings show that, both males and females are knowledgeable about climate change and tsetse flies. The perception on the influence of climate change on tsetse flies density was high for both males (74.4%) and females (76.7%) and the level of education showed statistically significant difference p<0.05 on the communities perception. In determining tsetse flies population density, higher tsetse density was found along the rivers in game reserves, followed by the forest and bushes in the game reserves and cultivated areas. Men were found to be at a higher risk of being bitten by tsetse flies than women. The study therefore, concludes that, the perception of local communities on the influence of climate change on tsetse flies density was high, and that, the level of education contributed to such perception. Among others, the study recommended that, community-based interventions against tsetse should be promoted and carefully designed to reach out all communities, especially those surrounding or neighbouring tsetse fly habitats and the infested areas of Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Gender roles en_US
dc.subject Perceived biting risk en_US
dc.subject Tsetse flies en_US
dc.subject Ikorongo game reserve en_US
dc.subject Grumeti game reserves en_US
dc.title Climate change, gender roles and perceived biting risk from tsetse flies: A case of communities neighboring Ikorongo and Grumeti game reserves in Serengeti district, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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