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Testing of decision making tools for village land use planning and natural resources management in Kilimanjaro region

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dc.contributor.author Sangeda, A. Z.
dc.contributor.author Kahimba, F. C.
dc.contributor.author Kashaga, R. A.
dc.contributor.author Semu, E.
dc.contributor.author Mahonge, C. P.
dc.contributor.author Mkanda, F. X.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-25T14:53:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-25T14:53:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Sangeda, A. Z., Kahimba, F. C., Kashaga, R. A., Semu, E., Mahonge, C. P., & Mkanda, F. X. (2014). Testing of decision making tools for village land use planning and natural resources management in Kilimanjaro Region. Open Journal of Soil Science, 4(13), 446. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 413044
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3101
dc.description Research article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on participatory testing of decision making tools (DMTs) at village level to assist in development of land use plans (LUPs) for sustainable land management (SLM) in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Data were collected using conditional surveys through key informant interviews with the project’s district stakeholders in each district, focused group discussions with selected villagers and participatory mapping of natural resources. Soil health, land degradation, carbon stock, and hydrological conditions were assessed in the seven pilot villages in all seven districts using DMTs as part of testing and validation. Results indicated soils of poor to medium health, and land degradation as portrayed by gullies and wind erosion in lowlands and better in uplands. Carbon and forest disturbance status could not be assessed using one-year data but hydrological analysis revealed that water resources were relatively good in uplands and poor in the lowlands. Challenges with regard to land use include increased gully erosion, decreased stream flow, reduced vegetation cover due to shifting from coffee with tree sheds to annual crops farming, cultivation near water sources, and overgrazing. Empowering the community with decision making tools at village level is essential to ensure that village land uses are planned in a participatory manner for sustainable land and natural resources management in Kilimanjaro and other regions in Tanzania. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SAWAFO project en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Research en_US
dc.subject Decision Making Tool en_US
dc.subject Land Use Planning en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Land Management en_US
dc.subject Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.subject Kilimanjaro en_US
dc.title Testing of decision making tools for village land use planning and natural resources management in Kilimanjaro region en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://www.scirp.org/html/2-1660230_52442.htm en_US


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