development potential of the Usangu Plains of Tanzania

by Arthur Hazlewood

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat in London

Written in English
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Statementby Arthur Hazlewood and I. Livingstone ; commissioned bythe Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation. Vol. 1, Main report.
ContributionsLivingstone, I. 1933-, Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation.
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Open LibraryOL14605917M

Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O Box , Morogoro/Tanzania. Abstract. The Great Ruaha River Basin is one of Tanzania's most important river basins. The basin includes one of the major rice producing areas in Tanzania and it embraces the Usangu plains and Size: KB. Tanzania is among the countries with the fastest growing economy in Africa and therefore the need for affordable, clean, and most importantly sustainable electrical energy to meet her ever growing demands is pressing. In recent years, the country’s electricity needs have been largely dominated by thermal generations despite the fact that Tanzania is gifted with huge hydropower resource Cited by: 3. The Great Ruaha River is a river in south-central Tanzania that flows through the Usangu wetlands and the Ruaha National Park east into the Rufiji basin catchment area is 83, square kilometres (32, sq mi). The population of the basin is mainly sustained by irrigation and water-related livelihoods such as fishing and livestock keeping. The economics of irrigated paddy in Usangu Basin in Tanzania: water utilization, productivity, income and livelihood implications RMJ Kadigi, JJ Kashaigili, NS Mdoe Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C 29 (), ,

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Restoring the Flows in the Great Ruaha River. Tanzania. WWF Tanzania Programme Office. OCTOBER George Jambiya. The Ruaha in the Rufiji 20% of TZ); 30% of surface run off • Headwaters in the Kipengere Mountains, descends to the Usangu plains (important for irrigated agriculture and livestock) ÎRuaha NP Tanzania & potential. Home About Staff List KAREN VILLHOLTH. KAREN VILLHOLTH. Principal Researcher and Coordinator – Groundwater country-level estimates of development potential. Water International, 38(4) an interdisciplinary framework applied to the Usangu Plains, Tanzania. Hydrogeology Journal, 21(7)   2. Material and methods. We studied a population of black and white-browed coucals in the partially flooded grassland of the Usangu wetland (8°41′ S and 34°5′ E; m a.s.l.) in Mbeya region, Tanzania, during the breeding seasons of (23 January–27 May), (15 January–25 April), (10 February–13 March), (20 February–25 April), (18 February–6 June), Cited by: 8. But in southern Tanzania, as in many parts of Africa, the demands for arable land, grazing, forestry, wildlife, tourism, and urban development are outstripping the land resources available. In the higher catchment of the Great Ruaha, farming communities depend on .

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To explore how knowledge is generated by various actors, pieced together through bricolage and amplified or muted through relations of power, the chapter considers the case of knowledge production about the Usangu plains in : Frances Cleaver.

Communities' displacement from national park and tourism development in the Usangu Plains, Tanzania Agnes Sirima Department of Wildlife Management, Sokoine University of Agriculture, PO BoxMorogoro, Tanzania & K. Backman Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Lehotsky Hall, Clemson, SC Cited by: Based on this ground, a study was conducted in Usangu Plains in the southwestern part of Tanzania using various Participatory Rural Approaches (PRAs) and a semi structured questionnaire so as to explore the challenges and opportunities for achieving sustainable management of the Usangu wetland.

Tanzania to assess the potential contribution. Tanzania – Critical Analysis of River Basin Management in the Great Ruaha, Case # 4 In the Usangu Plains, the RBM component is funding the sub-office of the Rufiji Basin Water Office. Also, two concrete intake structures have been constructed in streams shared by a number of traditional irrigation schemes under the SIIP component of the project.

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ISBN 69 2. Irrigation Economics in Poor Countries: Illustrated by the Usangu Plains of Tanzania. have a potential to regulate and harmonize water allocation and reduce conflicts. WUAs have been widely supported and accepted as a solution to amicable allocation mechanisms and sound intersectoral water management.

In Tanzania, WUA have been popular in the past decade. There are several WUAs the Usangu plains. This fact sheetAuthor: C. Sokile, B. van Koppen. Descriptions and perceptions of poverty and its myriad dimensions are as many and varied as the ways in which poverty affects the daily lives of the poor.

Poverty is not simply an issue of income. When the poor themselves are asked what poverty. Environmental Management of the Usangu W etlands, Tanzania RESEARCH REPOTR SM IWM i saF u t reH v C n and water resources management in the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK; Boniface P.

Mbilinyi is a senior lecturer, specializing in remote sensing the wetlands of the Usangu Plains in by: Resource use conflicts in Usangu Plains, Mbarali District, Tanzania Article in The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 10(4) December with 1, Reads.

Usangu Logistics Limited provides its services to clients all over Africa and has established stronger roots in East and Southern Africa in particular. The company has established presence in four countries: Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and DR Congo. With this in mind, the World Bank has encouraged Tanzania to diversify its tourism activities in other parts of the country (deliberately focusing towards the South) as well as develop these sites.

Currently, Arusha and Zanzibar account for more than three quarter of tourism activities. The Usangu Plains of central Tanzania had fertile soil, abundant sunshine and natural wetlands that supported both rain-fed and traditionally irrigated rice systems.

This paper investigates the links between migration and ecological change by focusing on environmentally-displaced populations. The discussion is based on a case study from the Usangu Plains, Tanzania, a receiving area for displaced herders and cultivators from elsewhere in Tanzania.

I focus on two of these groups—the Nyakyusa and the Sukuma—in analyzing the ecological causes Cited by: Abstract A simple but comprehensive framework for analysing the potential for and constraints to groundwater development for irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is proposed.

The framework, based on food value chain principles, is applied to the sub-Saharan context and a specific catchment in Tanzania, the Usangu plains, where.

An existing United Kingdom–funded water project, located in the Usangu Plains of Tanzania, aims to understand the causes for dry season zero flows in the previously perennially flowing Great Ruaha River, which drains from the Usangu by: We review the development of water resources management over the past 40 years in the Kimani catchment of the Usangu plains, in southwestern Tanzania.

Our analysis is based on a conceptual framework for water governance comprising a system of resources, arrangements for access, and outcomes for people and by: 7. government. Over 90 percent of small‐scale farmers on the Usangu plains, Mbarali, are zone has potential for development Tanzania: Livelihood Zones Analysis.

Based on this understanding a study was conducted to identify indicators of wealth in Usangu Plains in Tanzania using the Participatory Poverty Assessment approach. The study was conducted in – under the RIPARWIN (Raising Irrigation Productivity and Cited by: 5. IWGIA () ‘Eviction of pastoralists from Usangu Plains, Tanzania’, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) brief, Copenhagen, 31 January Jennings, C.

() ‘ Scatterlings of East Africa: revisions of Parakuyo identity and history, c. – ’.Cited by: Agricultural development: reflections on the study of the irrigation potential of the Usangu Plains of Tanzania By R.

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This study discusses the overlaps and interactions between formal and informal systems of managing conflicts related to land and water resources in : Tor A. Benjaminsen, Christian Lund. Ecological changes in the Usangu Plains and their implications on the down stream flow of the Great Ruaha River in Tanzania.

Dar es Salaam: Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es. "The Usangu plains, another area identified for potential sugarcane production, have already seen the government's willingness to accommodate large investors at the expense of small-scale farmers.

Sustainable agricultural development is a necessity for sustainable economic growth and social development in Africa. Sustainable agriculture largely depends on how effective natural and environmental resources are managed and utilized; it also depends on the security of continuous access to such resources.

This research was aimed to look into trends in agricultural productivity, examine the Cited by: Get this from a library. Irrigation economics in poor countries: illustrated by the Usangu Plains of Tanzania.

[Arthur Hazlewood; Ian Livingstone]. Kasimona () argue, “integrated development and management of the Kafue sub-basin must appreciate the role of the hydrological and hydro-geological processes operating within its catchment” (p.

The identification of these processes stems from initial studies of a natural resources project on the Usangu Plains in Tanzania, funded by. Tanzania's Ministry of Water and Irrigation has planned to undertake major studies, consultations and works in a number of river and lakes basins to conserve water and proper utilization of water.

The Usangu Plains of central Tanzania had fertile soil, abundant sunshine and natural wetlands that supported both rain-fed and traditionally irrigated rice systems. Starting in the mid s with support from the British, Dutch, and Chinese governments as well as the World and African Development.

Development Potential, Market Demand, and Investment Opportunities 79 region would risk falling below 1, m3 per person per year, which is usually considered to be the threshold of water scarcity.

Surface water resources are often concentrated in a seasonal window and can be extremely variable. In the upper Zambezi, for example, some. Tanzania has a warm climate with monomial rains in the central plateau and the southern highlands, while the rest of the country receives bimodal rainfall.

Annual precipitation ranges from mm to 1 mm with the highest rainfall concentrated on the coastal plains and in the highlands (Howard, ). G.M. Kalinga Ag.Stream Natural Resource Management in Tanzania’s Usangu Plains by SIID from desktop or your mobile device.In sub-Saharan Africa, water resources are scarce and subject to competing uses – especially for agricultural production, energy generation, and ecosystem services.

These water intensive activities in the Usangu plains and the Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania, present a typical case for such water competition at the water-energy-food nexus.