Sokoine University of Agriculture

Land tenure systems and conflicts in rural smallholder communities of Mvomero District, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Laiser, Thomas John
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-18T11:50:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-18T11:50:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1441
dc.description A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE. MOROGORO, TANZANIA. en_US
dc.description.abstract Land conflicts among smallholder communities are becoming common in Tanzania. Mvomero District in Morogoro Region is one of the areas where such conflicts have been occurring frequently. This study was conducted in four villages of Mvomero District, namely Mkindo, Bungoma, Kambala and Misufini and involved about 50 respondents from each village. The main objective was to assess the relationship between land tenure systems and occurrence of land conflicts in smallholder communities in Mvomero District. Data were collected by mainly using a household questionnaire and focus group discussions.The Statistical Package for SocialSciences (SPSS) programme was used to analyse the data.Among other analyses, binary logistic regression was used to determine impact of land tenure systems on chances of land conflicts occurring in the study area. Descriptive analysis was used to analyse demographic characteristics of the respondents and land governance, while an index scale was applied to measure the extent of community awareness. The findings revealed that 100% of the entire land in the study area was village land, thus customary tenure rights were applied to govern land matters. Based on the score results obtained from the index scale, the majority of the respondents (53.6%) were aware of land tenure systems in the research area compared to 46.4% who were not aware of the systems, which implies that sensitization initiatives are still needed to increase community awareness. The major factors for land conflicts were: scarcity of resources, delaying in solving land conflicts, poor community participation in land administration, corruption and lack of land use plans. The recommendations for resolutionof land conflicts are: application of land use plans, good governance on land and increasing awareness on land rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Land tenure systems en_US
dc.subject Land conflicts en_US
dc.subject Rural smallholder communities en_US
dc.subject Mvomero District en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Land tenure systems and conflicts in rural smallholder communities of Mvomero District, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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