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Title: Impact of desertification on community development in Bigwa village, Morogoro town, Morogoro region Tanzania
Authors: .E. Shishi, Andrew
Keywords: Desertification
Community development
Bigwa village, Morogoro town, Morogoro region
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Publisher: Kampala international University College of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: The study was carried out on desertification and rural development in Morogoro Town where by Bigwa village was used as the case study. The study objectives included to establish the extent of desetification in Bigwa village, to find out the extent of development in Bigwa village, to establish if there is significant relationship between the level of desertification and the level of rural development. These guided the study and determined the data that the researcher collected from the field through interviews and questionnaires. The study used an exploratory research design to explore into issues concerning the practice of desertification and rural development in Bigwa village, simple random sampling was used to select a representative sample from the study population where a sample size of 80 respondents were selected for the study. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources using documentation, interviews and questionnaires, collected data was analyzed qualitatively using thematic analysis to generate relate data into tables that helped the researcher in discussing the findings. The study indicated that desertification was leading to reduction of rural development in that most of the people were not in position to engage in their usual agricultural activities like farming and livestock rearing because the rain was inadequate for crops, pasture and water for their animals and all this has made people move to nearby settlements because this areas were still not yet affected by human destruction like cutting down of trees for firewood and overgrazing. This is because these areas were before taken to be insecure places. Therefore, for rural and economic development to be realized in Bigwa village and Morogoro town at large the fight against desertification should be encouraged and enforced by various stakeholders like community members, sub-county administrators, sub-county political wing, development partners and the district administration
Description: A Dissertation Submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for the Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor's Degree of Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration

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