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Land use change patterns and root causes on the southern slopes of Mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mbonile, Milline
dc.contributor.author Misana, Salome
dc.contributor.author Sokoni, Cosmas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-27T11:41:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-27T11:41:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-27
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/539
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken as part of the project on land use change analysis as an approach for investigating biodiversity loss and land degradation, being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. A case study approach was adopted for the entire project to facilitate comparison of geographically different but analytically similar land use situations, taking into consideration the complex linkage and interactions between society and environment, reflecting the economic, social and political processes and the physical environment. The objective was to analyse the patterns and trends in land use change and to identify the root causes of land use change leading to changes in biodiversity and land degradation. Mount Kilimanjaro (Plate 1), specifically the southern and south-eastern slopes of the mountain, was selected as the case study site for Tanzania because of the extensive land use changes that have occurred there, particularly on the southern slopes since the 1900s. This paper describes the patterns of land use change and analyses the root causes or driving forces that underlie the changes in land use. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.subject Land use patterns en_GB
dc.subject Biodiversity en_GB
dc.subject Land degradation en_GB
dc.subject Mount Kilimanjaro en_GB
dc.subject Tanzania en_GB
dc.title Land use change patterns and root causes on the southern slopes of Mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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