publication . Article . 2005

Land use change patterns and livelihood dynamics on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Eija Soini;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2005 Journal: Agricultural Systems, volume 85, pages 306-323 (issn: 0308-521X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract This study is about changes in land use and interactions of land use change and livelihoods in the Chagga farming system on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. An aerial photo interpretation and fragmentation analysis of the years 1961, 1982 and 2000 was conducted covering approximately the Kirua Vunjo Division, a transect of 152 km 2 from the forest reserve edge to the plains. Earlier changes were traced from literature review. The results show the expansion of cultivation to more marginal land down the slope, the disappearance and extreme fragmentation of bush land and appearance and expansion of settlements. The home garden area has experienced ...
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free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Animal Science and Zoology, Marginal land, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Land use, Agroforestry, Human settlement, Land use, land-use change and forestry, Livelihood, Diversification (marketing strategy), Population, education.field_of_study, education, Economics, Agriculture
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