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Reducing Impact of Land Degradation in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Shemdoe, Riziki Silas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-18T12:08:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-18T12:08:53Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-27
dc.identifier.citation Shemdoe Riziki Silas (2014).Reducing Impact of Land Degradation in Tanzania: Do Incentive Market Based Mechanisms work for Sustainable Land Management? Canadian Centre of Science and Education, 6, 1-7 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 1913-9063E-ISSN 1913-9071
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/514
dc.description the document is available through http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v7n6pl en_GB
dc.description.abstract Abstracts Governments have traditionally relied on public budgets, bilateral and multilateral cooperation to support sustainable land management (SLM) activities. However, it is becoming evident that such support will not be sufficient neither can be sustainable to reverse land degradation, particularly in dry and degrading lands. Innovative mechanisms to encourage investments in SLM practices and to promote and enable the adoption of good practices in all land use sectors as a means to combat land degradation and address this challenge are needed. The paper addresses the hypothesis that, in Tanzania, impacts of land degradation can be reduced through the application of incentive market based mechanisms that could be implemented by the land users to ensure dual benefits i.e. environment sustainability and improved human welfare of the land users. Key informants interviews and the desk reviews were the main methodological fronts used in gathering information. In Tanzania the practical incentive market based mechanisms can be grouped into Public Payment systems, Open Trading under Regulation, Self Organized Private Deals, and Eco-labeling of products and service. Components of these mechanisms have been tested n various agro-ecological zones in Tanzania and proved to be useful in the process of enhancing sustainable land management at the micro-level. Observations therefore suggest that, some incentive market based mechanisms can work to reducing impact land degradation at the micro-level especially when they are related to improved purchasing power of the land users. In order to reduce the dependence of the governments and reduce donor syndromc in enhancing sustainable land management in Tanzania and elsewhere, there is a need of encouraging the use of incentive market based mechanisms that will have contributions to the welfare of the land users as well as contributions to land degradation en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Canadian Centre of Science and Education en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;6
dc.subject crop certification en_GB
dc.subject forest certification en_GB
dc.subject wild life managemen areas en_GB
dc.subject PES en_GB
dc.subject REDD en_GB
dc.title Reducing Impact of Land Degradation in Tanzania en_GB
dc.title.alternative Do Incentive Market Based Mechanisms work for Sustainable Land Management? en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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