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Agricultural Development, Land Change, and Livelihoods in Tanzania’s Kilombero Valley


Abstract The Kilombero Valley lies at the intersection of a network of protected areas that cross Tanzania. The wetlands and woodlands of the Valley, as well as the forest of surrounding mountains are abundant in biodiversity and are considered to be critical areas for conservation. This area, however, is also the home to more than a half million people, primarily poor smallholder farmers. In an effort to support the livelihoods and food security of these farmers and the larger Tanzanian population, the country has recently targeted a series of programs to increase agricultural production in the Kilombero Valley and elsewhere in the country. Bridging concepts and methods from land change science, political ecology, and sustainable livelihoods, I pre... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Connors, John Patrick (Author) / Turner, Billie Lee (Advisor) / Eakin, Hallie (Committee member) / Myint, Soe (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Environmental studies / Remote sensing / Agriculture / Development / Food Security / Kilombero Valley / Political Ecology / Tanzania
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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