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Land reforms and land degradation in Tanzania

Arild Angelsen

Land reforms and land degradation in Tanzania

alternative economic approaches

by Arild Angelsen

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Published by Chr. Michelsen Institute, Development Studies and Human Rights in Bergen, Norway .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tanzania
    • Subjects:
    • Land reform -- Tanzania,
    • Land tenure -- Tanzania,
    • Land degradation -- Tanzania

    • Edition Notes

      StatementArild Angelsen and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad.
      SeriesWorking paper,, WP 1995: 3, Working paper (Chr. Michelsens institutt) ;, WP 1995:3.
      ContributionsFjeldstad, Odd-Helge.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC59.69 .W647 1995:3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 38 p. :
      Number of Pages38
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL558664M
      LC Control Number96141818

      Land degradation in Tanzania: village views (English) Abstract. Declining soil fertility due to inadequate farming practices, deforestation and overgrazing are among the primary impediments to increased agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan : Alemneh Dejene, Pius Yanda, Fred H. Johnsen, Elieho Shishira. Tanzania Land for Equity. Landesa provided direct advisory services to the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements Development in Tanzania to identify and analyze issues related to a proposed “land for equity” policy to guide future large –scale agricultural land transactions. (November to February ).

      Most land in Tanzania is held under customary tenure. However, until the land reforms of the s, formal land policies and laws generally disregarded, contradicted, or assigned secondary status to customary land rights. As a result, vast amounts of land were alienated from local communities and community rights over the remaining land are insecure, despite recent efforts . Land reforms have focused on redistribution of land to increase access for land-poor and landless farmers, and more commonly in recent years, on improving security of tenure through certification and other schemes [23]. Land rights can take many forms, with different regimes suitable for different types of farming and different communities [24].

      Tanzania has the largest population in East Africa and the lowest population density; almost a third of the population is urban. Tanzania’s youthful population – about two-thirds of the population is under 25 – is growing rapidly because of the high total fertility rate of . Following the Tanzania National Land Policy in , which set out the fundamental principles of land management, Tanzania enacted the Land Act No. 4 .


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Land reforms and land degradation in Tanzania by Arild Angelsen Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is also the case in Tanzania where over 90 percent of the population is rural and depends on land resources for its livelihood. This study examines the most significant issues affecting levels of productivity and land quality at the community and village level, where local land users take decisions on cropping and livestock management.

PDF | This paper uses as a point of departure the extensive soil erosion problems in the highland area of Western Tanzania. The first part of the paper | Find, read and cite all the research. Land tenure in Tanzania is in the form of a right of occupancy and leasehold. There is no freehold system.

The primary legislation governing land ownership is the Land Act, No. 4 of as well as Village Act, No. 5 of Under the Land Act, there are several categories of land but the most relevant is general Size: KB.

This paper uses as a point of departure the extensive soil erosion problems in the highland area of Western Tanzania. The first part of the paper focuses on the ongoing debate on land reforms in Tanzania, particularly the question of state, village or private land by: 6.

reforms to take place. Once the land reforms have been fully implemented, it is expected that land administration system will abide by principles of equity, non-discrimination, efficiency, productivity and sustainability among others.

While the constitutional and policy framework for reforms in the land sector are in place, there. This chapter, therefore, analyses the gender differential effects of land tenure security on productivity in East Africa using Living Standard Measurement Study data from Ethiopia and Tanzania.

The chapter uses plot- and household-level data to investigate the effect of land title and other determinants of crop : Tigist M. Land reforms and land degradation in Tanzania book, Yesuf M.

Awel. Land governance in Africa Since the s, Africa has seen major land reforms to secure land tenure, which in turn enables development programs for poverty reduction and foreign land-based investments (Sentos et al.

In the era of independence and post-independence in the s, LTR was seen initially as an outcome of decolonization. This paper has assessed the extent to which Tanzania’s post-UNCED policies and strategies address the recent challenges of climate change on land degradation as reported by the IPCC in It involved review of selected policies, strategies and related literature on land degradation and climate by: 1.

This paper uses as a point of departure the extensive soil erosion problems in the highland area of Western Tanzania. The first part of the paper focuses on the ongoing debate on land reforms in Tanzania, particularly the question of state, village or private land ownership.

In the second part, a microeconomic model of farm decision-making is developed, where the focus is on two factors Cited by: 6. Land Degradation As the land use section earlier in this chapter shows, demands on the land for economic development and pressures from a burgeoning population are leading to unprecedented land use change.

In turn, unsustainable land use is driving land degradation. The result is a loss of land productivity with impacts on livelihoods and the. Land degradation is a major problem in Tanzania and Malawi. A recent assessment shows that ‘land degradation hotspots’ cover about 51 and 41 % of land area in Tanzania and Malawi, respectively (Le et al.

; Fig. ).Figure shows a depiction of land degradation and improvement ‘hotspots’ in Africa. 1 A country-specific hotspot map for Cited by: 3. Land reform (also agrarian reform, though that can have a broader meaning) involves the changing of laws, regulations or customs regarding land ownership.

Land reform may consist of a government-initiated or government-backed property redistribution, generally of agricultural reform can, therefore, refer to transfer of ownership from the more powerful to the.

Land degradation in Tanzania: perception from the village (English) Abstract. This study examines farmer observation, interpretations of change indicators, and responses made by farmers to land soil degradation.

It also assesses the impact of farmer response on productivity and environmental sustainability. Local land users often. Mainland Tanzania got its land reform in with the Land Act and the Village Land Act.

Like other reforms in the ‘new wave of land reforms’ which have taken place in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania’s reform decentralises land administration in rural areas and encourages land registra-tion and titling. Responsibility is vested in the existing. Local land users often have different perceptions and responses than officials to the land degradation problem.

This has resulted in conflict with officials in diagnosing and solving the problem and is a major constraint to the successful implementation of policies and projects to address land degradation.

8 Potentials for Rehabilitating Degraded Land in Tanzania Appiah M, Blay D, Damnyag L, Dwomoh FK, Pappinen A, Luukkanen O () Dependence on forest resources and tropical deforestation in Ghana.

The Land Act of Tanzania, for which he was in large part responsible, runs to sections. He applied the same principles in assisting with the drafting of the Ugandan Act; the original Bill was much shorter.

2 Apart from the controversial "reforms" introduced by the Decree (promulgated during Amin's regime), the fact that it was poorly. Sumner La Croix, in Sustainable Economic Development, Social scientists argue that post-World War II land reforms in East Asia were critical ingredients in the region’s strong economic growth, but pay little attention to how large-scale land confiscations might affect the security of property rights in each country.

A review of the history of large-scale land confiscations in early. The importance of land degradation in Calabar South is enhanced because of its impact on food security and quality of the environments. The map of the study area is presented on the next page. Land degradation can be viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable (Eswaran, ).

In the study area Author: Imoke Eni. Since Tanzania attained its political independence init has been realized that there was a need to develop a coherent and comprehensive land policy that would define the land tenure and enable proper management and allocation of land in the urban and rural areas and provide a clear position on customary land tenure in the light of.

Tanzania’s New Wave Land Reform: a Matter of Institutionalisation By: Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Postdoc at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Abstract: Much has been written about the economic aspects of contemporary land reforms.

Often, reforms are evaluated critically, accused of being statecentric and unimplementable. Tanzania’s property rights and resource governance systems have been in flux for more than 50 years.

Just prior to independence inthe British colonial government attempted to introduce the concept of freehold land ownership, but the proposal was rejected by TANU, the Tanzanian political party that took power when independence was granted.A Historical Review of Land Tenure Reforms in Kenya Gordon Abstract: Land Tenure is a collection of relationships which exist between members of a society by virtue of their occupation and use of land [Ezigbalike and Benwell, ].

These .